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Ben Gerstein

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Trombonist/multimedia artist Ben Gerstein was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA. He has been living in New York City since 1995, a jazz graduate from the Manhattan School of Music in 1999. Over the years he has developed numerous groups and projects committed to exploring free-improvisation as means of composition and integration with nature and the arts, working closely with a wide variety of musicians and artists from around the world. He has also recorded solo recreations of works by composers such as Conlon Nancarrow, Elliott Carter, Igor Stravinsky, Erik Satie, Leos Janacek, J.S. Bach and Carlo Gesualdo. Ben has been a member of ensembles led by Henry Threadgill, Mat Maneri, Tony Malaby, Tyshawn Sorey, Dan Weiss, and Ingrid Laubrock, among many others. He is a 2013 NYFA Fellow in Music/Sound. Other areas of artistic pursuit include photography, videography, painting and drawing.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Ingrid Laubrock Quintet Friday, September 12, 2014, 10:00p
Tyshawn Sorey Friday, May 4, 2007, 10:00p

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