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Tom Ollendorff Quartet feat. Ben Wendel (1st show)

Line-up:

Tom Ollendorff – guitar

Ben Wendel – saxophone

Marc Michel – drums

Conor Chaplin – bass

About

Guitarist Tom Ollendorff has been fast building a reputation as an outstanding improviser and imaginative composer. His album A Song For You  is an elegantly accomplished mix of gracefully grooving songlike themes, warmly conversational improvising, baroque-like unaccompanied etudes, and headlong fast-bop swing. His 2022 tour is a collaboration with saxophonist Ben Wendel, who over the last two decades has established himself as one of the jazz world’s most prolific and innovative voices.

Grammy nominated saxophonist Ben Wendel 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. Ben is a founding member of the Grammy nominated group Kneebody.

 

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