Recently, I have been working on composing the music for a new video game project called Spectrum: An Elegy for Piano. Spectrum is a puzzle adventure game based around the concept of synesthesia, and because of this, there will be a huge focus on music and art. The main character, Timothy, meets a variety of musicians on his journey, and solves puzzles by using music and color to his advantage. It should be a beautiful game, and I am very excited to be working on it, alongside fellow Columbia students Rienzi Gokea (lead programmer and producer) and Kimberly Hou (fellow music composer).
We recently launched our Kickstarter page in order to try to get funding for the project. If you are interested, you can learn more about the game and our goals at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rienzig/spectrum-an-elegy-for-piano. The game was also recently featured on www.examiner.com, and you can read the interview they did with the game designer Rienzi here: http://www.examiner.com/article/spectrum-brings-color-and-music-to-kickstarter-games.
(For a complete list of upcoming gigs, click here. To sign up for my mailing list, click here).
Sunday, December 12th at 8:00pm
Jasper Dutz - Video Games and VGM Jam Session at OS - NYC (Manhattan: Chinatown)
Tuesday, December 14th at 8:00pm
Forro da Nêgah featuring Gustavo DiDalva at the Roger Smith Hotel (Manhattan: Midtown East)
Tuesday, December 21st at 7:00pm
Davi Vieira at the Roger Smith Hotel (Manhattan: Midtown East)
Friday, December 31st at 7:45-8:30pm
Ben Rosenblum Trio at First Night Morristown! (Morristown, NJ)
Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets available here. Also available as live stream!
January 15th-31st: Ben Rosenblum Trio Southern Tour !!
Saturday, January 15th at 7:30pm: Chatt Hills Music (Chatt Hills/Atlanta, GA). More info.
Sunday, January 16th: Savannah Jazz (Savannah, GA)
Tuesday, January 18th: Greenville Steinway (Greenville, SC)
Wednesday, January 19th at 7:00pm: Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center (Orangeburg, SC)
Thursday, January 20th: Kershaw County Arts Center (Camden, SC)
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)
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.
March 11th-21st: Switzerland Tour with Gabriela Martina - Album Release Tour for "Homage to Grämlis"
(Check back later for further details about tour appearances)
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)
May 13th-15th: Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project Northeast Mini-Tour !!
Friday, May 13th: Bay Chamber Concerts (Rockport, ME)
Sunday, May 15th: First Music Concert Series at the First Church (Nashua, NH)
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.