Doors at 6 p.m., Show at 6:30 p.m.
$12 in advance, $15 at the door
BEN ROSENBLUM TRIO
Award-winning jazz pianist, composer and accordionist Ben Rosenblum has been described as “mature beyond his years,” (Sea of Tranquility), an “impressive talent” (All About Jazz), who “caresses [the music] with the reverence it merits” (Downbeat Magazine). An internationally-touring bandleader, Ben has performed with his trio throughout the United States, including extensive tours of the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast, as well as in Canada and Japan. Since the release of his debut album, Instead (4 stars, Downbeat), which features Curtis Lundy on bass and Billy Hart on drums, Ben has received great critical acclaim. Jack Walton from the South Bend Tribune writes that “Rosenblum displays complete mastery of the genre’s technical and emotional requirements . . . [and] pursues the music’s challenges with youthful daring," while C. Michael Bailey from All About Jazz notes that “there do emerge conservatoire aces with grit in their imaginations and a facility to express such in their playing. Ben is currently celebrating the release of his second trio album, River City.