Firehouse 12 • 45 Crown Street • New Haven, CT 06510 • 203.785.0468

Ben Wendel Group
Part of the 2016 Fall Jazz Series
Friday, September 16, 2016
8:30p $20 The on-line box office is closed.
Please call (203) 785-0468 for tickets.
10:00p $15 The on-line box office is closed.
Please call (203) 785-0468 for tickets.
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Ben Wendel : saxophone
Eric Harland : drums
Gerald Clayton : piano
Joe Sanders : bass

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On Friday, September 16th, Firehouse 12 is pleased to welcome saxophonist Ben Wendel and his group featuring pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Joe Sanders, and drummer Eric Harland as they celebrate the release of their new album What We Bring (Motéma Records). Wendel has previously performed at Firehouse 12 with his group Kneebody and pianist Dan Tepfer.

Wendel has been praised as "a composer with a restless sonic ear" (Chris Barton, LA Times) and "a naturally inquisitive musician whose credentials branch out beyond jazz . . . as well as an accomplished solo artist and producer" (Nate Chinen, The New York Times). "Those who wish to be called creative musicians should actually create music, and hardly no one has done that better recently than Ben Wendel" (Gary Fukushima, LAWeekly).

Grammy nominated saxophonist Ben Wendel was born in Vancouver, Canada and raised in Los Angeles. Currently living in Brooklyn, NY, he has enjoyed a varied career as a performer, composer and producer. Highlights include multiple domestic and international tours with artists such as Ignacio Berroa, Tigran Hamasyan, Antonio Sanchez, Gerald Clayton, Eric Harland, Taylor Eigsti, Snoop Dogg and the artist formerly known as Prince. Ben is a founding member of the Grammy nominated group Kneebody, currently signed with Concord Records and Brainfeeder Music.

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