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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Sunday, May 5th at 6:00pm
Pat Bartley Video Game Jam Session at Black Cat LES (Manhattan: East Village)
Sunday, May 5th at 8:00pm
Gabriela Martina at Pianos (Manhattan: East Village)
Monday, May 6th at 8:00pm
Gabriela Martina at Third Life Studio (Boston, MA)
Friday, May 10th-Saturday, May 11th
Recording Session with Gabriela Martina!
Saturday, May 18th (Time TBA)
Deborah Davis at the Buttonwood Tree (Middleton, CT)
Monday, May 20th at 8:00pm-11:00pm
Iris Ornig Jam Session at the Kitano (Manhattan: Midtown East)
May 24th-30th: Ben Rosenblum Trio Northeast and Canada Tour !!
Friday, May 24th, 6:00pm: Bay Chamber Concerts (Rockport, ME). More info and tickets.
Saturday, May 25th, 8:00pm: Portland Conservatory of Music (Portland, ME). More info and tickets.
Tuesday, May 28th: Upstairs (Montreal, Canada). More info and tickets.
Wednesday, May 29th: Doors Open for Music @ Southminster United Church (Ottawa, Canada). Info.
Thursday, May 30th: House Concert (Ottawa) - Details TBA.
Friday, May 31st at 7:30pm
Gabriela Martina at Malden Community Center (Malden, MA)
Saturday, June 1st (Time TBA)
Gabriela Martina at Theory Wine Bar (Andover, MA)
Sunday, June 2nd at 6:00pm-9:00pm
Patrick Bartley Video Game Jam Session at Black Cat LES (Manhattan: Lower East Side)
Monday, June 3rd at 8:00pm-11:00pm
Iris Ornig Jam Session at the Kitano (Manhattan: Midtown East)
Thursday, June 6th (Time TBA)
Gabriela Martina at the Lizard Lounge (Boston, MA)
Saturday, June 8th (Time TBA)
Astrid Kuljanic at Nublu (Manhattan: Alphabet City)
Sunday, June 9th-27th: Ben Rosenblum Trio West Coast Tour !!
Sunday, June 9th: Marine View Presbyterian Church (Tacoma, WA) with special guest Susan Pascal on vibraphone
Monday, June 10th: Jewelbox Theatre (Seattle, WA)
Tuesday, June 11th: North City Bistro (Shoreline, WA)
Wednesday, June 12th: Jo Bar (Portland, OR)
Thursday, June 13th: KALA Space (Astoria, OR)
Friday, June 14th: Hoffman Center (Manzanita, OR)
Saturday, June 15th: Lincoln City Cultural Center (Lincoln City, OR)
Sunday, June 16th: Broadway House Concert (Eugene, OR)
Monday, June 17th: Crib Concerts (Arcata, CA)
Wednesday, June 19th: Soper Reese Theatre (Lakeport, CA)
Thursday, June 20th: Private Event
Friday, June 21st: Yao Family Vineyard (St. Helena, CA)
Saturday, June 22nd, 7:30pm: Sunset Music and Arts Series (San Francisco, CA). More info. Tickets.
Sunday, June 23rd: Charlie Shoemake's Famous Jazz Artists Series (Cambria, CA) featuring Charlie Shoemake on vibraphone, Sandi Shoemake on vocals and special guest to be announced.
Monday, June 24th: Fresno Public Library (Fresno, CA)
Thursday, June 27th: Jazz at the Merc (Temecula, CA)
Wednesday, June 26th at 6:00pm
Astrid Kuljanic: Croatian Farewells - Live at the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.)
Featuring special guest Hrvatska Ruza folklore ensemble. Tickets available here.
Friday, June 28th at 11:00pm
Ben Zweig Trio at Mezzrow (Manhattan: West Village)
Sunday, July 7th (Time TBA)
Ben Rosenblum Trio at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod (Cape Cod, MA)
Monday, July 8th (Time TBA)
Gabriela Martina Fundraising Concert (Boston, MA)
Friday, July 26th at 8:00pm-11:00pm
Ben Rosenblum Trio at the Kitano (Manhattan: Midtown East)
Wednesday, July 31st-August 7th: Ben Rosenblum Midwest Tour !!
(More shows to be announced soon!)
Wednesday, July 31st: Gregg Hill House Concert Series (Lansing, MI)
Thursday, August 1st: Snite Museum (Notre Dame, IN)
Friday, August 2nd: Merriman's Playhouse (South Bend, IN)
Saturday, August 3rd: Box Factory (St. Joseph, MI)
Sunday, August 4th: Cliff Bell's (Detroit, MI)
Wednesday, August 7th: Jazz at Five - special Nebula sextet performance (Madison, WI)
August 15th-25th: Trip to Croatia with Astrid Kuljanic! More details TBA
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.