Ben Wendel Seasons Band

Ben Wendel Seasons Band

Sat, March 17, 2018

9:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

Ben Wendel Seasons Band
Ben Wendel Seasons Band
Grammy nominated saxophonist Ben Wendel (born in Vancouver, raised in Los Angeles, and currently living in Brooklyn) has enjoyed a varied career as a performer, composer, producer and conductor. Highlights include multiple domestic and international tours with artists such as Ignacio Berroa, Tigran Hamasyan, Gerald Clayton, Eric Harland, Taylor Eigsti, Snoop Dogg and the late Prince. Ben is a founding member of the Grammy nominated group Kneebody, currently signed with Concord and Brainfeeder Records.

This show is part of his tour in support of this "The Seasons" project: "The idea and goal of “The Seasons” was a simple one: 12 original pieces dedicated to 12 musicians I deeply admire, released over 12 months. Though this ended up being one of the most challenging and complex projects I’ve ever attempted, it also turned out to be one of the most rewarding.

The impetus for this work came through one of my favorite classical composers. I fell in love with a set of twelve piano pieces written by Tchaikovsky called “The Seasons” – each piece was written for a different month in 1876 and at the time published in a music magazine. Inspired by this idea, I decided to compose a twelve-part cycle of chamber duos dedicated to some of my favorite musicians."

Ben Wendel – tenor saxophone
Gilad Hekselman – guitar
Matt Brewer – bass
Aaron Parks – piano
Kendrick Scott – drums
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618