Photo by Josh Goleman
Ben Wendel Seasons Band
Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s work of the same name, Wendel has composed 12 original pieces, each one written for and dedicated to a musician he deeply admires. From Joshua Redman, to Eric Harland, Julian Lage, Ambrose Akinmusire, and more, Wendel performed each piece with those artists and released a series of duet videos over the course of 12 months. Now, Wendel reimagines his critically acclaimed “The Seasons” project for the road with an all-star ensemble and a long-anticipated album on the way. A GRAMMY® Award nominee, Wendel is a founding member of the band Kneebody and has received an ASCAP Jazz Composer Award and two Chamber Music America New Works Grants.