Ben Wendel Seasons Band at Constellation Chicago · Hosted by Ben Wendel and Constellation Chicago
|Date & Time:||Sat, 02/09/2019 - 8:00pm - 11:30pm|
Ben Wendel Seasons Band at Blue Whale
GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist Ben Wendel was born in Vancouver, Canada and raised in Los Angeles. Currently living in Brooklyn, NY, he 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.
In 2015, Ben 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. Wendel’s modern take on the idea was to compose and release twelve original jazz chamber duets in video format on YouTube with modern luminaries. In 2016, he decided to expand upon the original duets project by reimagining the arrangements for a five-piece ensemble comprised of musicians and dear friends from The Seasons.
"Those who wish to be called creative musicians should actually create music, and hardly no one has done that better recently than Ben Wendel." LAWeekly
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