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Silence Presents: Ben Rosenblum Trio

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Sunday, 18 March 2018
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Doors at 2:30pm
3pm Matinee Show

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Ben Rosenblum Trio featuring Sam Kirmayer: "Instead" Tour

Award-winning New York City jazz pianist Ben Rosenblum and his trio team up with Montreal native guitarist Sam Kirmayer for a concert that is part collaboration and part celebration of Ben's most recent album, Instead.

A graudate of the Columbia-Juilliard exchange program, Ben Rosenblum has been described as “mature beyond his years,” (Jon Neudorf, Sea of Tranquility), and as an “impressive talent” (C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz), who “caresses [the music] with the reverence it merits” (Bob Doerschuk, Downbeat Magazine). Reviewers of his album Instead have been impressed by his musicality and his tasteful playing in light of his immense technical skill. Bob Doerschuk of Downbeat Magazine gave the album four stars, and wrote, “He has the chops to shoot off a few fireworks, … but that doesn't seem to be a priority when covering sacred material.” C. Michael Bailey notes approvingly: “there do emerge conservatoire aces with grit in their imagination and a facility to express such in their playing. Ben Rosenblum is one such performer/composer. The Julliard-Columbia trained pianist brings a freighter of technique to the keyboard, while still maintaining enough earthiness in his playing to satisfy even the fussiest listener.” Fred Stal of RG Magazine most recently described his experience of listening to Ben's live CD release performance: “The music keeps you on your feet and not wanting to miss a single moment of magic. ... Raindrops from heaven poured down with style and grace from Rosenblum’s piano.”

Sam Kirmayer, jazz guitarist, composer and native Montrealer, plays with “a fearlessness and momentum that promise much, much more to come” (Katie Malloch, former host of CBC's Jazz Beat and Tonic). Sam has performed with some of Canada's finest musicians including André White, Joel Miller, Mike Rud and Kevin Dean, who has praised him for his “excellence, honesty and power of emotion.” In 2017, CBC Music included Sam in their list of the “35 Best Canadian Jazz Musicians Under 35." Last April, Sam released his first full length album; Opening Statement, on Montreal label Chromatic Audio. In a 4-star review, All About Jazz called Opening Statement “strong-minded, well-spoken and worth relishing many more times than once.” He is very active in the Montreal jazz scene, with several weekly residencies and frequent appearances as both a leader and sideman at the city's major jazz clubs.

Upright and electric bassist Ben Rubens, currently the bassist with the Johnny O’Neal Trio, has rapidly developed a reputation for being a supportive and well-rounded rhythm section stalwart. His blessings include being the final bass player to play with drum heroes Al Harewood and Killer Ray Appleton; Additionally, Ben was personally invited into the home of saxophone icon Frank Wess three different times to play marathon length sessions. Performances include The Kennedy Center, The Apollo Theater, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Blue Note Milano and Roseland Ballroom. Ben has performed with Randy Weston, Winard Harper, civil rights era percussion pioneer Warren Smith and renowned bebop pianist Hod O’Brien on his 80th Birthday Celebration at the Kitano. Ben was also a featured artist on Johnny O’Neal’s 60th Birthday Celebration Concert at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, which received widespread acclaim due to its international live stream. Rubens has recorded a whole album of Jerry Dodgion’s original music with Dodgion featured as the leader. In addition, Rubens’ bass playing has been emphasized on a number of other record dates, four of which took place at the heralded Rudy Van Gelder's studio with Judy Niemack, Joe Cohn and others. Ben has also performed with many pop and musical theater greats including Jennifer Hudson, Liz Callaway, Michael McCoury-Rose and Doug Katsaros. Fortunately, Ben’s love for education and connection has happily blossomed further through being a faculty member at the world class Wells Fargo Jazz For Teens program in Newark, NJ, which he initally attended as a high school student. He has toured through Italy, France, Belgium, Germany and the West Coast of America. Studying bass with such renowned players as Harvie S and Bob Cranshaw, Rubens graduated from the Manhattan School of Music with a Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Performance.

Ben Zweig is a NYC-based jazz drummer, bandleader, composer, and educator. Since moving to NYC in 2011, the 24 year-old has distinguished himself performing with jazz luminaries and contemporary artists at major venues throughout NYC, nationally, and internationally. A 2011 recipient of the NJ Governor’s Award in Jazz Excellence, Ben’s musicianship is widely varied, ranging from lyrical brush playing and elegant accompaniment to a powerful and “relentless ride cymbal beat” (Johnny O’Neal). Born in New York City, Ben’s musical aesthetic is well rooted in the American Jazz tradition. He also draws inspiration from folk traditions around the globe, especially from West-Africa, Brazil, Trinidad, Cuba, India, and European classical music. Zweig has accompanied an impressive array of legendary jazz musicians including; Randy Weston, Johnny O’Neal, Larry Ridley, David Williams, Arturo O’Farrill, Joel Press, Steve Nelson, Joe Magnerelli, and Cecil Bridgewater. Ben recorded with alto-saxophone giant Jerry Dodgion’s quartet in 2015 and with guitarist Joe Cohn at the historic Rudy Van Gelder studio. Both sessions were produced by Grammy award-winning producer, Don Sickler, who says that Ben “is able to combine history with the current musical environment, making it sound fresh.” Ben has also toured across the US with pianist and singer Champian Fulton, and internationally with bassist and singer Ali Levy.

LINKS

To learn more about Ben Rosenblum, visit:
http://www.benrosenblummusic.com/about.html

https://www.benrosenblummusic.com/about.html.

To learn more about Sam Kirmayer, visit: https://www.samkirmayer.com.

To watch videos of the trio in action (these feature Curtis Lundy on bass and Winard Harper on drums), visit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXbPcACWIuA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_XiaKznF8I

More videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aBOI9Gk24o


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