I'm back from my West Coast with Kanoa Mendenhall and Ben Zweig and I had such an amazing time! Thanks to everyone who came to see us perform, and we hope to be back on the West Coast soon! For everyone on the East Coast, I wanted to share some video from the recent tour, as well as some photos from our adventures!
Above and below are videos from our recent show at the Back Room in Berkeley, CA on August 6th. A huge thanks to Sam Rudin for having us there, and to our wonderful audience. This is the first show that I live streamed on my Facebook page as well, and I am so happy that so many people were able to tune in and enjoy it. At the bottom of the post are a couple pictures from our down time hiking in Point Lobos and Big Sur (two of the most beautiful places I have ever been), as well as a couple photos from our performances. It was an absolute pleasure being on the West Coast this past week, and we hope to be back soon!
Top: Point Lobos in the Carmel Highlands. Bottom: Big Sur.
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Due to COVID-19, most live concerts are being rescheduled. During the pandemic, I've been doing a live stream on my Facebook page every Sunday at 4, which can be accessed here. I've also been posting new videos on my Instagram with tributes to recently passed musicians, and I've done a handful of concerts online for venues in the US and Canada. I'm planning new tours for 2021, and I'm optimistic I'll be able to travel by then. Stay safe, and looking forward to seeing you, either online or on our next tour!
All dates subject to safe reopening procedures:
February 2nd-23rd: Ben Rosenblum Trio Southern Tour !!
(More dates to be announced - stay tuned for the latest)
Tuesday, February 2nd: UNC-Pembroke Masterclass and Performance (Pembroke, NC)
Wednesday, February 10th: Marco Island Center for the Arts (Marco Island, FL)
Thursday, February 11th: University of Tampa Masterclass and Performance (Tampa, FL)
Friday, February 12th: Timucua Arts Foundation (Orlando, FL)
Sunday, February 14th: Arts Garage (Delray Beach, FL)
Tuesday, February 16th: Tuesdays Live (Augusta, GA)
Saturday, February 20th: Chatt Hills Music (Chattahoochee Hills, GA)
Sunday, February 21st: Savannah Jazz (Savannah, GA)
Tuesday, February 23rd: North Greenville University Masterclass and Performance (Tigerville, SC)
March: European tour with Gabriela Martina (dates pending)
** Saturday, April 24th **
Ben Rosenblum Nebula Sextet at Ravinia (Bennett Gordon Hall) (Highland Park, IL)
(more Midwest dates to be announced - stay tuned for the latest)
Friday, May 14th
Ben Rosenblum Trio at the Seasons Yakima (Yakima, WA)
(more West Coast dates to be announced - stay tuned for the latest!)
Described as an "impressive talent" by All About Jazz, Ben Rosenblum is a jazz pianist, accordionist and composer based in New York City, and a recent graduate of the joint program between Columbia University and Juilliard School of Music. His work has garnered numerous awards, including the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award and two Downbeat Student Music Awards for composition and arrangement. Ben was a finalist at the 2015 American Jazz Pianist Competition in Melbourne, Florida, and at the 2016 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition in Jacksonville, Florida. He has played with the Bachiana Brasileira Orchestra at Lincoln Center (conducted by Joao Carlos Martins and featuring Dave Brubeck), as well as in Delhi, India, and at the Masten Jazz Festival (Buffalo), Richmond Jazz Festival (Richmond), Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival (Maryland) and Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival (Manhattan). He has also performed at Carnegie Hall, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the Allen Room at Lincoln Center, Ryles Jazz Club, Webster Hall, Symphony Space, The Blue Note and a host of other locations throughout the northeast. Ben has worked extensively with such jazz luminaries as Curtis Lundy, Neal Smith, Winard Harper, Wayne Escoffery and Deborah Davis, and he has shared the stage with Houston Person, Dave Stryker, Steve Nelson, TS Monk and many others. Ben is currently celebrating the release of his debut album, entitled Instead. The album has been released to critical acclaim, including 4 stars from Downbeat Magazine.