Grammy award-nominated saxophonist, founder member of the band Kneebody, Ben Wendel is a rising star in the jazz firmament. Support: Calvin Travers (solo guitar)
Tom Ollendorff (guitar), Ben Wendel (sax), Conor Chaplin (bass) and Marc Michel (drums)
Seven Arts is opening specially on a Tuesday for this concert!
Born in Vancouver, and raised in Los Angeles Ben Wendel now lives in Brooklyn, NY and has enjoyed a varied career as a performer, composer and producer. Highlights include tours, performances and/or recordings with artists such as Tigran Hamasyan, Antonio Sanchez, Gerald Clayton, Eric Harland, Taylor Eigsti, Linda May Han Oh, Moonchild, Louis Cole, Daedelus, Snoop Dogg and the artist formerly known as Prince. His first album under his own name for Edition Records, ‘High Heart’ refers to the human desire to connect and express through new mediums.
Tom Ollendorff is a jazz guitarist based in London. In 2015 Tom was awarded the Yamaha Scholarship for Outstanding Jazz Musicianship. He has performed with a wide range of highly respected artists and ensembles, including Geoff Simkins, Dave Cliff, Bill McHenry, Jeff Williams and Ari Hoenig, French group EYM and Welsh Singer Megan Thomas.
Tom has also appeared at venues and festivals in the UK, France, China, Slovakia, Switzerland and Holland and is a visiting tutor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.
‘Tom Ollendorff is one of the world’s finest guitarists. His music is complex yet rooted in melody and feeling‘ – Gilad Hekselman
TUESDAY March 1 Tom Ollendorff Quartet feat Ben Wendel @Seven Arts 7.30-10pm £20/18 concessions, 25s and under £10
Support (7.30-8pm) is from Calvin Travers – solo guitar