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The Benjamin Herman Quartet at The Sound Studios

  The Benjamin Herman Quartet
at The Sound Studios
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 8pm

Benjamin Herman

WTJU-FM and The Charlottesville Jazz Society are pleased to announce the second in an on-going series of concerts by Dutch jazz groups made possible by a partnership with the Dutch Cultural Ministry.

Benjamin Herman got his first saxophone at the age of twelve. At thirteen he was already playing on the professional club circuit. Within a few years he was appearing with different groups around the world and initiating projects of his own. His fame spread beyond jazz circles in the 1990s when he formed the groundbreaking ensemble New Cool Collective. Having made a name as soloist while still a teenager, Benjamin Herman has appeared on over a hundred records with all kinds of artists, from Candy Dulfer to Dutch piano master Misha Mengelberg. Herman has also built a career in Holland and abroad as a composer. His music is inspired by the popular jazz of the dance floor, attracting music fans of all genres as well as jazz aficionados. At the same time he has explored the repertoire of composers such a Jaki Byard, Thelonious Monk and Mengelberg.. Today Benjamin Herman is one of the most original and productive jazz musicians in the Netherlands exploring influences beyond the confines of the jazz world.

For this concert, Herman will be joined by guitarist Anton Goutsmit, who amazed and amused the audience when he performed in Charlottesville earlier this year with Eric Vloiemans. Rounding out the quartet are bassist Ernst Glerum, a long time member of the world renowned ICP Orchestra, and Joost Patocka on drums.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. at The Sound Studios on Preston Avenue. Tickets, available at the door only, are $12 general admission, $10 for Jazz Society members, and $5 for students. For more information visit The Charlottesville Jazz Society, or call (434) 249-6191.

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