This NYC-based “supergroup” has been blowing away audiences worldwide for several years now. With their unique instrumental sound, this tour-de-force jazz/jam ensemble takes it’s listeners on a new journey every night with a body of original music that weaves through jazz, funk, rock, electronica, ambient and exploratory music.
This powerful quartet consists of Saxophonist Chris Cheek (seen with Charlie Haden, Bill Frisell, Steve Swallow, Carla Bley, Paul Motian and others), Keyboardist Henry Hey(seen with Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Bill Bruford, Til Broenner, George Michael, Rod Stewart, Theo Bleckmann and others), Drummer Keith Carlock (seen with Steely Dan, John Mayer, James Taylor, Sting, Wayne Krantz and others) and Bassist Tim Lefebvre (seen with AR Rahman, Nick Cave, Chris Botti, Jamie Cullum, Wayne Krantz, Uri Caine and Mark Guiliana's Beat Music and others).
Rudder has ‘wowed’ audiences all over Europe, the Americas and Asia including notable performances at The Monterey Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Japan’s Sense of Wonder Festival, Brazil’s Rio Das Ostras Festival, and New York’s own Winter Jazz Festival. They perform music from their two critically acclaimed albums and their live DVD as well as new music in the works. From a true improvising ensemble, any Rudder show promises to be unique from the next one.