BEN WOLFE Quartet - Thurs August 21 - Doors 7:30 - Show 8:30pm 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com
Ben Wolfe - bass, Donald Edwards - drums, Stacy Dillard - saxophone, Emmet Cohen - piano
As Wynton Marsalis said, “Ben Wolfe swings with authority.” Including his recent MAXJAZZ release “From Here I See, Bassist-composer Ben Wolfe has released seven CDs comprised solely of his original music. Of the music on his MAXJAZZ debut “No Strangers Here” The New York Times says, “In this music Mingus and Miles Davis meet Bartok and Bernard Herrmann”. Chamber Music America awarded him the 2004 New Works: Creation and Presentation Program Grant, funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. As a result of this award, Wolfe was able to compose his extended composition Contradiction: Music for Sextet. Wolfe also recently made his mark as a film composer, working with Matthew Modine on the film short, I Think I Thought. At the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, The New York Sun reviewed his work on this film as, “a standout music score.”...