Ben Wendel Seasons Band
Those who wish to be called creative musicians should actually create music, and hardly no one has done that better recently than Ben Wendel . . . Gary Fukushima, LAWeekly
In 2015, Grammy nominated and award-winning saxophonist, bassoonist, composer Ben Wendel released a music-video art project entitled The Seasons inspired by a set of twelve piano pieces written and release each month by Tchaikovsky in 1876. Wendels modern take on the idea was to compose and release twelve original jazz chamber duets in video format on YouTube with modern luminaries Joshua Redman, Luciana Souza, Eric Harland, Julian Lage, and Ambrose Akinmusire, among others. As the videos garnered acclaim among social networks, the project became an unexpected word of mouth success and was featured prominently in The New York Times (Best of 2015), NPRs All Things Considered, and The CBC.
Ben has enjoyed a varied career as a performer, composer and producer. Highlights include multiple domestic and international tours with artists such as Ignacio Berroa, Tigran Hamasyan, Antonio Sanchez, Gerald Clayton, Eric Harland, Taylor Eigsti, Snoop Dogg and the artist formerly known as Prince. Wendel is a founding member of the GRAMMY-nominated group Kneebody, currently signed with Concord Records and Brainfeeder Music.
$30 in advance, $35 at the door
The Art Boutiki (View)
44 Race Street
San Jose, CA 95126
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