Ben Wendel recently appeared with Seasons, a remarkable video series on YouTube: 12 duets, composed for and dedicated to 12 musicians he admires, released over 12 months. The project was inspired by the eponymous series of piano duos by Tchaikovsky.
Ben Wendel, saxophonist of Kneebody and forerunner of the current jazz generation, presents music from his YouTube project Seasons with well-known New York musicians.
Wendel will perform music from the project with a wonderful band featuring, among others, guitarist Gilad Hekselman.
Ben Wendel is a versatile musician, who effortlessly switches between tenor sax and bassoon and from jazz to classical music, funk or West Coast hip-hop. He was born in Vancouver, raised in Los Angeles and is currently living in Brooklyn, New York.
Ben Wendel Seasons Band
Ben Wendel: tenor saxophone
Gilad Hekselman: guitar,
Sullivan Fortner: piano,
Joe Martin: bass
Kendrick Scott: drums