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Livin' the Dream! with jazz pianist STEVE RUDOLPH

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Born and raised in Evansville, IN, jazz artist Steve Rudolph fell in love with music when he trained first as a trumpet student before his transition to the piano several years later at age 22. A natural on the keys, Rudolph found himself, a few short years later performing with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, backing up the likes of Helen O'Connell and the Mills Brothers. After moving to Harrisburg in 1978 (my center of the universe!), Rudolph became a main staple at the renowned Holiday Inn Town. With his ever-increasing reputation as a solid jazz pianist, his name became pseudonymous with greats like Royce Campbell, Johnny Coles, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Hunt, Lonnie Lester, Joe Lovano, Buddy Tate, JJ Wiggins, and many others. He has performed at Carnegie Hall and across the US, throughout Europe and in the Caribbean. And during all his adventures, Rudolph even made the time to serve as a founding member of one of the nation’s longest-standing and successful non-profit jazz organizations, Central PA Friends of Jazz. Join me on Wed, April 6th when Steve discusses his own successful path through the jazz industry, how the industry has changed during his tenure as a prominent member of the genre, and more.