Award-winning New York City jazz pianist and accordionist Ben Rosenblum is making his Milwaukee debut as part of a eight stop Midwest tour spanning from Detroit to Madison. This evening will feature Rosenblum's regular touring trio, with rising stars Marty Jaffe on bass and Ben Zweig on drums. Ben Rosenblum has been called “mature beyond his years,” (Sea of Tranquility), an “impressive talent” (All About Jazz) who “caresses [the music] with the reverence it merits” (Downbeat Magazine). Since the release of his debut trio album, Instead (4 stars, Downbeat), Rosenblum has toured with his trio throughout the United States, including multiple extensive tours of the Northeast, Midwest, South and West Coast, and internationally in Canada and Japan. He was a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall's Stern-Perelman Auditorium – with Reona Ito's New York Harmonic Band – and has appeared at prestigious venues throughout the world, including at the Appel Room at Lincoln Center, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Ravinia, Kennedy Center, Himawari-No-Sato Concert Hall in Yokohama and the Library of Congress. His second album, River City, was called “richly romantic” and “well-realized” by JAZZIZ Magazine, which featured the title track as part of their Fall 2018 CD.
Rosenblum's original music combines his extensive knowledge of the history of jazz with a free-wheeling, modern melodic sensibility and powerful narrative approach to the piano. His profound passion for jazz, swing and world music genres finds expression in his unique fusion of harmonic and rhythmic elements from a wide array of sources, and gives rise to a signature compositional sound and style at once iconoclastic and deeply rooted in such figures as Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly. Ben's first priority in his composition and in his playing is always narrative – to tell a compelling story with his music, while reaching the hearts of his audience, connecting on an emotional, an intellectual and a spiritual level. Join Rosenblum and his trio for this intimate concert!
Watch the trio perform:
Delilah (Victor Young)
River City (Ben Rosenblum)
Celia (Bud Powell)
Learn more: www.benrosenblummusic.com/about.