This season kicks off with a workshop from renowned bassist Ben Wolfe, professor of jazz double-bass at Julliard Conservatory. In the upcoming workshop, Ben will be concentrating on intonation.
Bassist-composer-educator Ben Wolfe was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but grew up in Portland, Oregon. By his early twenties, he was freelancing in the Portland area and also backing Woody Shaw and other national acts when they came through town. At age 23, he moved to New York, where he worked with musical luminaries such as Junior Cook, Jimmy Cobb, Dakota Staton, and the Mel Lewis Orchestra. By 1988, Ben landed a gig with Harry Connick Jr. and went on to record over a dozen albums and soundtracks, to perform on numerous world tours as musical director and a key performing member of the Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra. During his five years with Connick, Ben appeared on many television, radio, and other media performances. Ben then went on to the Wynton Marsalis Septet, where he stayed until the group disbanded.
Ben is currently teaching at Juilliard School of Music: Jazz Division Ben Wolfe was recently awarded a grant from Chamber Music America’s New Works: Creation and Presentation Program, funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
If you want to learn more about Ben, please visit www.myspace.com/benwolfemusic
David Gage String Instruments and Ben Wolfe will present this Workshop with Ben Wolfe one night only at David Gage String Instruments, 36 Walker Street, New York, NY.