Ben Rosenblum Trio Live at Trinity United Methodist Church
Award-winning New York City jazz pianist Ben Rosenblum will perform an intimate concert at Trinity United Methodist Church in Durham, part of a fifteen performance Southeast tour through Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The internationally-touring multi-instrumentalist 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). Drawing from an eclectic repertoire which includes selections from the jazz and popular music traditions, as well as global music influences from South America, Eastern Europe, Ireland and the Caribbean, Rosenblum combines his modern, melodic sensibility with his broad knowledge of a variety of musical lineages from the past one hundred years. The trio never repeats the same program twice in a row – every evening is a unique experience shaped by the audience and the setting.
This concert is free admission and will also be fundraising for Open Table Ministry, an organization that provides services for the homeless population in Durham.
Since the release of his 2017 debut trio album, Instead (4 stars, Downbeat), Rosenblum has toured throughout the United States, including multiple extensive tours of the Northeast, Midwest, South and West Coast, and internationally in Canada, Europe and Japan. He was a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall’s Stern-Perelman Auditorium – with Reona Ito’s New York Harmonic Band – and has appeared at prestigious venues throughout the world, including at the Appel Room at Lincoln Center, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Ravinia, Himawari-No-Sato Concert Hall in Yokohama, Bird’s Eye in Basel and the Library of Congress. His second album, River City, was called “richly romantic” and “well-realized” by JAZZIZ Magazine, which featured the title track as part of their Fall 2018 CD. Recently, Rosenblum released his third album, Kites and Strings, which is the first to feature him on both piano and accordion alongside his sextet, the Nebula Project. In 2020, the Nebula Project was voted runner-up for Best New Artist in JazzTimes’ Readers’ Poll.
Watch the trio perform (Live in Orlando from a recent tour of the Southeast in February 2021):
I’ll Be Seeing You (Jazz Standard): https://youtu.be/tz-81dUw-xQ
Windows (Chick Corea): https://youtu.be/0p7XxcW-Oj8