Date(s) - 10/15/2013
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
L'Agglo au rythme du jazz
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“A composer with a restless sonic ear.” – LA TIMES
“He has a keen ability to balance intellectual curiosity with emotional and melodic impact.” – DownBeat
“A literate and adaptable multireedist whose original music puts a premium on lyricism.” – NY Times
“A striking and distinctive player bursting with ideas.” – Ottawa Citizen
“Perhaps the best and most well-known saxophonist consistently active on both coasts.” – LA Weekly
- Ben Wendel – saxophone, bassoon
- Shai Maestro – piano
- Joe Sanders – bass
- Henry Cole – drums
Grammy nominated musician Ben Wendel was educated at the Eastman School of Music in New York. He has enjoyed a varied career as a performer, composer, producer and most recently, conductor. Highlights include multiple domestic and international tours with artists including Cuban drumming legend Ignacio Berroa, Thelonious Monk Piano Competition Winner Tigran Hamasyan, hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg and the Artist formerly known as Prince. Ben is a founding member of the Grammy nominated group Kneebody, with their debut recording on Concord Records, The Line, to be released in September 2013.
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