Saturday Night Jazz Club Series: The Ben Rosenblum Jazz Trio
01/05/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Ben Rosenblum Jazz Trio, led by a Juilliard-trained pianist, is slated to perform at the Soper Reese Theatre at 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 5. This show is the first of four performances making up the new Saturday Night Jazz Club Series at the theatre. Single tickets are now on sale for $20 with open seating. A $70 package for all four shows is also on sale.
Ben Rosenblum, pianist, accordionist and composer, has been described as an “impressive talent” by All About Jazz. He won the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award and two Downbeat Student Music Awards for composition and arrangement. He was also a finalist at the 2015 American Jazz Pianist Competition in Melbourne, Florida and at the 2016 Jazz Piano Competition in Jacksonville, Florida.
Playing with Rosenblum is rising Bay Area star Kanoa Mendenhall on bass. Mendenhall was born in Yokohama, Japan. Raised by two pianists, she started playing jazz cello at age ten and upright bass at age 12. By age 13, she was regularly performing in the Monterey and San Francisco Bay areas. Now 19, Mendenhall resides in NYC, where she has participated in the Columbia University-Juilliard School of Music exchange program.
Drummer Ben Zweig is a highly regarded New York City drummer. A recipient of the New Jersey Governor’s Award in Jazz Excellence, Zweig began playing with seasoned New York City and international jazz greats upon moving to Harlem five years ago. Most recently, Zweig toured the American South with singer and pianist, Champian Fulton.
Tickets are available at soperreesetheatre.com; at the theatre’s Box Office, 275 S. Main St., Lakeport, on Fridays from 10:30 to 5:30 pm; at The Travel Center, 1265 S. Main St., Lakeport, Monday-Friday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm; or at the theatre Box Office two hours before show time. Theatre telephone is 707-263-0577; Travel Center phone is 707-263-3095.