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Welcome to the website of award-winning New York City jazz pianist and accordionist Ben Rosenblum. Click on the button below to view a full schedule, scroll down to the blog to find new updates and information, or learn more about Ben's albums as a leader, including Instead, River City and Kites and Strings.
Hi everyone! It's been a little while since I've posted, but I hope everything has been going all right for all of you. We were incredibly fortunate recently that we got to go on a tour for the first time in a year. One of our shows at Timucua Arts Foundation was recorded and filmed, and I've shared my favorite songs on my YouTube channel. You can see all five videos in the players below. Timucua is an incredible place, and we definitely hope to be back soon! If you want to support them, visit this link and scroll down to the bottom of the page for the donate button. These videos featured two of my absolute favorite musicians - the amazing Eduardo Belo on bass and Ben Zweig on drums. I'm playing piano on most of them, but I switch to the accordion for Jacob do Bandolim's classic choro, Receita de Samba.
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January 16th-31st: Ben Rosenblum Trio Southern Tour !!
Sunday, January 16th: Savannah Jazz (Savannah, GA). More info.
Monday, January 17th: ColaJazz Presents The Loft Sessions (Columbia, SC). CANCELED
Wednesday, January 19th at 7:00pm: Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center (Orangeburg, SC). CANCELED
Thursday, January 20th: Kershaw County Arts Center (Camden, SC). More info.
Friday, January 21st at 6:30pm: Lancaster Cultural Arts Center (Lancaster, SC). More info.
Saturday, January 22nd at 7:00pm: St. Anastasia Catholic Church (St. Augustine, FL). More info.
Sunday, January 23rd at 4:00pm: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Gainesville, FL). More info.
** Also on January 23rd at 4:00pm, the Great Music Series at the Christ Church Cathedral (Lexington, KY) will be broadcasting a online trio concert pre-recorded exclusively for their series! Find out more about the series here, and links to the live streamed will be posted soon!
Monday, January 24th: Masterclasses at Florida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers, FL)
Tuesday, January 25th at 5:30pm: Marco Island Center for the Arts (Marco Island, FL). More info.
Wednesday, January 26th: Masterclasses and Concert at the University of Tampa (Tampa, FL). More info.
Thursday, January 27th: Timucua Arts Foundation (Orlando, FL). More info.
Friday, January 28th: All Saints Episcopal Church (Jacksonville, FL). More info.
Sunday, January 30th at 7:00pm: Arts Garage (Delray Beach, FL). More info.
Monday, January 31st at 4:00pm: Moorings Park (Naples, FL). Private event.
Saturday, March 5th:
Ephrat Asherie Dance Company performs ODEON - NC State Live (Raleigh, NC). More info.
Tuesday, March 9th and Wednesday, March 10th:
Ephrat Asherie Dance Company performs ODEON - Diane Wortham Theater at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts (Asheville, NC). More info.
Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd
Ephrat Asherie Dance Company performs ODEON - The Broad Stage (Santa Monica, CA). More info.
April 7th-27th: Ben Rosenblum Trio West Coast Tour !!
(more dates to be added - check back for the latest)
Thursday, April 7th: Jazzville (Palm Springs, CA)
Friday, April 8th: Jazz at the Merc (Temecula, CA)
Saturday, April 9th: San Luis Obispo Jazz Society (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Sunday, April 10th at 5:00pm: Second Sunday Jazz at Mt. Olive Presbyterian Church (Los Angeles, CA)
Wednesday, April 13th: Sonoma State University (Sonoma, CA)
Thursday, April 14th: Appearance in Redding, CA (Details TBA)
Friday, April 15th: Soper Reese Theatre (Lakeport, CA)
Saturday, April 16th: The Sound Room (Oakland, CA)
Wednesday, April 20th: Cannon Beach Community Church (Cannon Beach, OR)
Friday, April 22nd: Chehalem Cultural Center (Chehalem, OR). More info.
Saturday, April 23rd: The 1905 (Portland, OR)
Sunday, April 24th: Coyle Concerts (Coyle, WA)
Wednesday, April 27th: Jazz Center of Bellingham (Bellingham, WA)
Thursday, April 28th: Calluna (Seattle, WA)
May 13th-22nd: Ben Rosenblum Northeast Tour - Nebula and Trio !!
(more dates to be added - check back for the latest)
Saturday, May 14th: St. Kieran Arts (Berlin, NH) - Nebula
Sunday, May 15th: First Music Concert Series at the First Church (Nashua, NH) - Nebula
Saturday, May 21st: Bay Chamber Concerts (Rockport, ME) - Trio
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.