Born: June 10, 1979
Trumpet player Ben Holmes is based Brooklyn, New York. He performs regularly as a sideman with ensembles including Slavic Soul Party!, Justin Mullen's Delphian Jazz Orchestra, Cynthia Hopkins, the Stagger Back Brass Band, Romashka, and One Ring Zero. He leads his own trio, performing original music, seeking to mingle the melodic and rhythmic turns particular to the folk music of Eastern Europe and the Middle East with the improvisational spontaneity and harmonic openness of jazz.
Willing to teach:
For the past four years, I have taught trumpet (jazz and classical) and led jazz ensembles at the Thurnauer School of Music at the JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, NJ. I teach trumpet, jazz theory & improvisation, and general music theory. Availability is variable - please contact if interested in scheduling a lesson. Lesson are typically $60/hr depending on travel time.