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Ben Wendel Seasons Band
Advance ticket sales for this show have ended.
Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:00 PM
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 released each month by one of his favorite classical composers, Tchaikovsky, in 1876. Wendel’s modern take on the idea was to compose and release twelve original jazz chamber duets in video format with modern luminaries such as Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Gilad Hekselman, Eric Harland, Matt Brewer, Julian Lage, Ambrose Akinmusire, among others. “The idea and goal of The Seasons was a simple one: 12 original pieces dedicated to 12 musicians I deeply admire, released over 12 months via YouTube. Though this ended up being one of the most challenging and complex projects I’ve ever attempted, it also turned out to be one of the most rewarding,” says Wendel. 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), NPR’s All Things Considered, and the CBC. The Ben Wendel Seasons Band also features pianist Aaron Parks, guitarist Gilad Hekselman, bassist Matt Brewer, and drummer Eric Harland.
$31.50/Advance $36.75/Door | All Ages
(5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included)
1/2 Price for Students at the Door
Doors & Dinner Beginning at 6:00 PM