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Ben Wolfe: Music for Nonet in the Theater
January 27 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Music For Nonet:
with Joel Ross (vibes) Godwin Louis (alto saxophone) Luis Perdomo (piano) Donald Edwards (drums) Ben Wolfe (bass) plus string quartet
New York bassist/composer and bandleader Ben Wolfe’s music has been described as “Mingus and Miles Davis meet Bartok and Bernard Herrmann” (Ben Ratliff – The New York Times). Acclaimed by some of the jazz world’s most respected critics for his “wit and cool intelligence” and signature “innovative, melding of hard-swinging jazz quartet, outstanding guest soloists and classical string quartet.”, Wolfe continues to produce works that draw top-flight reviews from fans and jazz journalists alike.
Ben’s most recent release Fatherhood, touted by New York City Jazz Record’s Elliott Simon as a “career defining work… creative meshing of distinctive forms and genres, mature alteration of previously released material, elegant arrangements of difficult material and strong leadership”, adds to his extensive collection of original albums, and ties together a career of musical prestige.
The Ben Wolfe Trio plays brilliant, innovative arrangements of songs from The Great American Songbook, as well as the music of Thelonious Monk and others
There is no doubt that after decades as one of the most sought-after bassists in jazz, performing with top names such as Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall and many others, award-winning composer and bandleader Ben Wolfe is clear about his creative direction… Wolfe’s early career included Grammy award-winning, platinum-selling collaborations with both Harry Connick Jr. and Diana Krall.