received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Temple University. He has performed regularly throughout the Delaware Valley since 1970, playing in a wide variety of styles and settings. Rudin has written about 350 jazz and pop tunes. His CD, “Compositions”, distributed nationally by NorthCountry Distributors, features 13 original jazz tunes.
Karl Stark of the
Philadelphia Inquirer, begins his 3 and a half star review saying,
“It’s rare to discover a jazz CD with so much unabashed melody”
and calls “Compositions” a “luminous recording”, “full of bravura
moments”, showing “a masterly use of color”. In the national
magazine “Jazz Times”, Marcela Breton, referring to the CD, “Compositions”,
calls Rudin’s music “abstract yet accessible”, and calls
Rudin “a composer of considerable versatility and facility.” Rudin
is joined on the CD by Ken Ulansey, Bruce Kaminsky and
Lou Abbott on sax, bass and drums. He and his quartet also
performed original jazz compositions as the score for the
award-winning film “Learning the Changes”.