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.
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January 15th-February 9th: Ben Rosenblum Trio Southern Tour !!
Thursday, January 16th, 7pm: Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (Camden, SC). More info.
Friday, January 17th, 7pm: Lancaster Cultural Arts Center (Lancaster, SC). More info.
Saturday, January 18th, 7pm: St. Anastasia Catholic Church (St. Augustine, FL). More info.
Sunday, January 19th, 4pm: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Gainesville, FL). More info.
Tuesday, January 21st, 5:30pm: Marco Island Center for the Arts (Marco Island, FL). More info.
Thursday, January 23rd-Saturday, January 25th, 7pm: Surf Club (Miami, FL). More info.
Sunday, January 26th, 4pm: Trinity by the Cove Concert Series (Naples, FL). More info.
Tuesday, January 28th: House Concert (Melbourne, FL). Details TBA.
Wednesday, January 29th, 8pm: Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts (Orlando, FL). More info.
Thursday, January 30th, 7pm: All Saints Episcopal Church (Jacksonville, FL). More info.
Friday, January 31st-Saturday, February 1st, 7:30pm: Jazz Corner (Hilton Head, SC). Info: Jan 31st and Feb 1st.
Monday, February 3rd, 9pm: Proof (Charleston, SC). More info.
Tuesday, February 4th, 7pm: Richland Library (Columbia, SC). More info.
Wednesday, February 5th, 7pm: Red Light Cafe (Atlanta, GA). More info. Tickets.
Friday, February 7th-Saturday, February 8th, 8pm: Rudy's Jazz Room (Nashville, TN). More info.
Sunday, February 9th, 3pm: Alexander Concert Series (Denver, NC). More info.
February 14th-15th: Ben Rosenblum Trio Michigan Mini-Tour !!
Friday, February 14th: Cliff Bell's with special guest Shahida Nurullah (Detroit, MI). More info.
Saturday, February 15th: Music on Tap Series (Jackson, MI). More info.
** Friday, February 28th-Saturday, February 29th (sets at 8:00pm and 10:00pm) **
Ben Rosenblum Nebula Sextet Pre-Release Party at the Kitano! (Manhattan: Midtown East)
March 2019: Tour in Europe!!
Lorenzo Brilli and Ben Rosenblum Italy Tour. More Details TBA
Ben Rosenblum and Noé Tavelli at Disco Club (Geneva, Switzerland). More info.
Gabriela Martina CD Release Tour in Switzerland! More dates to be added:
Thursday, March 12th: ONO Das Kulturlokal (Bern, Switzerland)
Friday, March 13th: ESSE Music Bar (Winterthur, Switzerland)
Sunday, March 15th: Raiffeisenbank Horw (Horw, Switzerland)
Monday, March 16th: Hauskonzert Villa Irniger Zürichberg (Zurich, Switzerland)
Friday, March 20th: Zwischenbühne (Lucern, Switzerland)
Saturday, March 21st: Jazzclub Uster (Uster, Switzerland)
Sunday, March 22nd: Jugendkulturraum Flon (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
April 30th-May 7th: Ben Rosenblum Trio Western Canada Tour !!
(More shows to be added - check back for the latest!)
Thursday, April 30th: Salmon Arm Jazz Club (Salmon Arm, BC)
Friday, May 1st: Revelstoke Jazz Club (Revelstoke, BC)
Saturday, May 2nd: Vernon Jazz Society (Vernon, BC)
Tuesday, May 5th: Hermann's Jazz Club (Victoria, BC)
Wednesday, May 6th: Char's Landing (Port Alberni, BC)
Thursday, May 7th: Georgia Straight Jazz Society (Courtenay, BC)
May 13th-31st: Ben Rosenblum Trio West Coast Tour !!
(More shows to be added - check back for the latest!)
Wednesday, May 13th: Royal Room (Seattle, WA) featuring special guest Susan Pascal on vibraphone
Thursday, May 14th: The Seasons (Yakima, WA)
Sunday, May 17th: Hoffman Center (Manzanita, OR)
Monday, May 18th: Lincoln City Cultural Center (Lincoln City, OR)
Thursday, May 21st: Soper Reese Theatre (Lakeport, CA)
Saturday, May 23rd: Sound Room (Oakland, CA)
Tuesday, May 26th: Harmony House (Fresno, CA)
Wednesday, May 27th: Sam First (Los Angeles, CA)
Thursday, May 28th: Jazz at the Merc (Temecula, CA)
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.