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Ben van Gelder

Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: November 9, 1988    

Ben van Gelder

“He is one of those rare young musicians who establishes his individuality in three or four notes.” - Artsjournal (Doug Ramsey)

Despite his age, Ben van Gelder (22) is emerging as an important new voice on the New York jazz scene. Musicians and peers alike prize him for his unique sound, originality and artistic integrity. He performs all around the world in various settings and formations. When not performing Ben keeps himself busy writing, practicing and listening in search of a highly personal expression. His highly anticipated debut album, Frame of Reference, released in june 2011, features some of the most talented musicians from the New York jazz scene. The music he plays has a strong investment in the jazz tradition, but entertains an original approach, encompassing a multitude of contemporary influences. He often chooses for chord-less formations, seeking new harmonic explorations, making for music that is harmonically intricate, yet always striving to be lyrical....
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Awards

-Deloitte Jazz Award (2008) -NFAA Clifford Brown/ Stan Getz fellowship award (2004)
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    Reprise

    Pirouet Records
    2014
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    Frame Of Reference

    Vertigo
    2012
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    Frame of Reference

    Self Produced
    2011

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Reprise by Mark F. Turner

Frame of Reference by Mark F. Turner

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