Ben Wendel Seasons Band

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Ben Wendel Seasons Band
Ben Wendel - sax
Aaron Parks - piano
Kendrick Scott - drums
Gilad Hekselman - guitar
Matt Brewer - bass

The New York Times says, “The Seasons, a vividly imagined collection of duets by the saxophonist and bassoonist Ben Wendel, was one of the standout jazz records of 2015. But it was never released in album form, and took an entire year to hear in full.” Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s work of the same name, Wendel composed twelve original pieces, each one written for and dedicated to a musician he deeply admires. From Joshua Redman, to Eric Harland, Julian Lage, Ambrose Akinmusire, and more, Wendel performed each piece with those artists and released a series of duet videos over the course of twelve months. Now, Wendel reimagines his critically acclaimed The Seasons project for the road with an all-star ensemble and a long-anticipated album on the way. A Grammy Award nominee, Wendel is a founding member of the band Kneebody and has received an ASCAP Jazz Composer Award and two Chamber Music America New Works Grants.