Ben Flocks and Battle Mountain

Friday, August 23, 7:30 PM Ben Flocks and Battle Mountain $12/Adv $15/Door Door and dinner beginning at 6:30 PM “Ben Flocks is one of the most talented musicians I’ve met. His organic approach to improvising and creative spirit is truly inspiring. Ben plays with a soulfulness and maturity that’s beyond his years and I’m excited to see him continue to develop his voice.” – Donny McCaslin Rising saxophone star Ben Flocks has earned critical acclaim performing at the Bern, Umbria, and Monterey Jazz Festivals. He has performed with Joshua Redman, and toured with Dave Brubeck as a Brubeck Institute Fellow in 2007. A native of Santa Cruz, Flocks grew up immersed in music, attended the Stanford Jazz Workshop (where he now teaches), and also studied with Cabrillo College jazz instructor Ray Brown. While influenced by the classic saxophone triumvirate of Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, and John Coltrane, Flock’s own music reflects a creative mix of jazz, Brazilian, folk, blues, reggae, and funk. Battle Mountain is his debut album, featuring music inspired by Santa Cruz. Ben Flocks – Saxophone Ari Chersky – Guitar Sam Reider – Piano, Fender Rhodes, Accordion Garret Lang – Bass Evan Hughes – Drums...