As a leader:
Kites and Strings - Upcoming Sextet Album!
Kites and Strings is Ben Rosenblum's third album, and the first to debut his sextet, the Nebula Project. This album dives deeply into Rosenblum's jazz and world-infused original compositions, exploring the intersection of jazz and improvised American music with global styles ranging from Bulgaria to the Caribbean. The all-star lineup of musicians includes unusual and unique instrumentation opportunities - Rosenblum's switches between piano and accordion, and the horn player doubles on sax and bass clarinet, leading to a wide variety of timbrel possibilities. Kites and Strings is set to be released in May 2020.
Instead - trio album
Instead is Ben Rosenblum's debut album as a leader, and features long-time mentor and award-winning bass player Curtis Lundy, as well as legendary drummer and band leader Billy Hart. The album, which features six of Ben's original compositions as well as five interpretations of other jazz musicians' compositions, was released on March 1st, 2017. To learn more, click here. To purchase, visit CD Baby for a physical copy or Amazon for a digital copy
River City - Trio Album
River City is Ben's second trio album as a leader, featuring two of Ben's long-time collaborators and contemporaries, Kanoa Mendenhall on bass and Ben Zweig on drums. A working band fresh off of tours of Japan and the West Coast, this trio, dubbed the "Coastal Trio," recorded nine songs for this record, three of which are Ben's originals. This album was released on September 27th, 2018. Click here for more information. To purchase on CD Baby or Amazon, click the links here.
As a sideman:
Curtis Lundy Group
Curtis Lundy is a Grammy-award winning bass player famous for his work with Betty Carter, John Hicks, Bobby Watson, Pharoah Sanders and Cyrus Chestnut, among many others. One of the most accomplished bassists on the scene today, Curtis frequently performs around the world as a leader and as a sideman.
Deborah Davis & a Few Good Men
Deborah Davis has been touring as a professional jazz vocalist for the past four decades, working with some of the biggest names in the jazz industry (Ray Brown, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Art Blakey and many others). Her energy and enthusiasm on stage is unique and unparalleled, and her voice and her phrasing are truly a pleasure to listen to. Debo has traveled to at least thirty countries to do concerts, and frequently performs at the biggest clubs in New York City, including the Blue Note, Mezzrow, Smoke and many others.
Innovative singer Astrid Kuljanic's quartet, the Transatlantic Exploration Company, features a mixture of contemporary and traditional Croatian, Jazz and Brazilian music. Astrid features Ben on accordion, as well as bass player Mat Muntz from Seattle and acclaimed Brazilian percussionist and drummer Rogerio Boccato. The band released their first album, Riva, in 2016, and has since toured twice in Europe and performed at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage.
Ben Sutin's Klazz-Ma-tazz
Founded in 2014 by violinist and composer Benjamin Sutin, Klazz-Ma-Tazz is a six-piece band rooted in the jazz idiom and influenced by a multitude of folk musics from around the world, including Klezmer, Balkan and Middle Eastern Folk music, Indian Classical Music, and Irish Folk Music. Klazz-Ma-Tazz released their debut album, Tangibility, in September, 2015, and their second album, Meshugenah, was released in April, 2018.
Michael Sheridan and samba surf
Guitarist Michael Sheridan's diverse musical background brings a unique sound to his group. Trained as a classical and gypsy guitarist, Michael's music draws from a variety of different sources (as disparate as Brazilian folk music and surf rock) to create a improvised music style that is exciting and unpredictable.