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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Monday, July 1st at 8:00pm
Ben Sutin Duo at Anyway Cafe (Manhattan: East Village)
Tuesday, July 2nd at 7:00pm
Swingtime Big Band at the Brooklyn Public Library (Brooklyn: Grand Army Plaza)
Sunday, July 7th at 3:00pm
Ben Rosenblum Trio at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod (Cape Cod, MA)
Monday, July 8th at 6:00pm
Gabriela Martina Fundraising Concert at Swissnex (Boston, MA)
Thursday, July 11th at 7:30pm
Swingtime Big Band at the Astoria Park Waterfront Concert Series (Queens: Astoria)
Monday, July 22nd at 8:00pm-11:00pm
Iris Ornig Jam Session at the Kitano (Manhattan: Midtown East)
* Friday, July 26th at 8:00pm-11:00pm *
Ben Rosenblum Trio at the Kitano (Manhattan: Midtown East)
Saturday, July 27th at 5:00pm
Swingtime Big Band at Music Mountain (Music Mountain, CT)
Wednesday, July 31st-August 7th: Ben Rosenblum Midwest Tour !!
Wednesday, July 31st, 7:00pm: Gregg Hill House Concert Series (Lansing, MI)
Thursday, August 1st, 5:00pm: Snite Museum (Notre Dame, IN)
Friday, August 2nd, 8:00pm: Merriman's Playhouse (South Bend, IN)
Saturday, August 3rd, 7:00pm: Box Factory (St. Joseph, MI)
Sunday, August 4th, 7:00pm: Cliff Bell's (Detroit, MI)
Monday, August 5th: Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts (Milwaukee, WI)
Tuesday, August 6th: Family Piano (Waukegan, IL)
Wednesday, August 7th, 6:45pm: Jazz at Five - special Nebula sextet performance (Madison, WI)
August 15th-25th: Trip to Croatia with Astrid Kuljanic!
(More details TBA)
Sunday, August 18th-Saturday, August 24th: Crescendo Jazz School - A new jazz school for all levels on the beautiful island of Cres. For more information, visit their website.
Wednesday, August 21st-Friday, August 23rd: Crescendo Music Festival
September 5th (Details TBA):
Ben Rosenblum Trio at the Bird's Eye (Basel, Switzerland).
September 7th (Details TBA):
Ben Rosenblum Trio appearance in Geneva, Switzerland
Saturday, September 14th at 6:00pm:
Ben Rosenblum Trio at Jazz at J Bell Cellars (Yakima, WA). More info.
Sunday, September 15th
House concert (Yakima, WA). Details TBA
Saturday, September 21st (afternoon - details TBA):
Pat Bartley and J-Music Pocket Band appearance
Saturday, September 21st (evening - details TBA):
Astrid Kuljanic at Salon 33 (Princeton, NJ)
Saturday, September 28th (details TBA):
Astrid Kuljanic and Ben Rosenblum double bill at Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton, RI)
Saturday, October 5th (detail TBA):
Ben Rosenblum Trio at the Community Concerts of Greenwich (Greenwich, CT)
Thursday, October 10th (details TBA):
Ben Rosenblum Trio - evening appearance in Ottawa, Canada.
Saturday, October 26th (details TBA):
Astrid Kuljanic at the Puffin Cultural Forum (Teaneck, NJ)
Friday, December 13th (details TBA):
Ben Rosenblum Trio at the Englewood Women's Club (Englewood, NJ)
Saturday, December 14th (details TBA):
Astrid Kuljanic at the Kindred Spirits Arts Program (Milford, PA)
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.