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Benjamin Herman

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Benjamin Herman

Benjamin Herman got his first saxophone at the age of twelve. At thirteen he was already playing on the professional club circuit. Within a few years he was appearing with different groups around the world and initiating projects of his own. His fame spread beyond jazz circles in the 1990s when he formed the groundbreaking ensemble New Cool Collective. Having made a name as soloist while still a teenager, Benjamin Herman has appeared on over a hundred records with all kinds of artists, from Candy Dulfer to Misha Mengelberg. Herman has also built a career in Holland and abroad as a composer. With New Cool Collective as well as with his smaller band’s his gigs are inspired by dance floor jazz, surf and punk music, free jazz and traditional music from all over the world, attracting music fans of all genres as well as straight ahead jazz aficionados...
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Selected discography 2010

Benjamin Herman
2010 Hypochristmastreefuzz (2cd Special Edition)
2009 Blue Sky Blond (featuring Paul Weller, Perquisite, Jesse van Ruller)
2009 Deelder 65 (10” vinyl with cd)
2008 Hypochristmastreefuzz – More Mengelberg
2007 Campert (featuring Gideon van Gelder)
2006 The London Session (featuring Stan Tracey, Bart van Lier)
2005 The Itch (featuring Han Bennink, Anton Goudsmit, Ernst Glerum)
2004 Heterogeneity (featuring Misha Mengelberg, Bert Joris)
2001 Plays Jaki Byard (featuring Pierre Christophe)
2000 Plays Misha Mengelberg
1999 Get In (featuring Jesse van Ruller, Larry Goldings, Idris Muhammad)
1996 Café Alto

2011 Sherry Britton/Tempest Storm (7” vinyl)
2010 Better City, Better Life (7” vinyl EP)
2009 Campert (12” vinyl)
2006 Durban Poison (12” vinyl EP)
2004 Skunkaholic (7” vinyl)

Van der Grinten/Herman Quartet:
2006 A Curse and a Sigh
1996 Lost Languages in Sad Serenades & Jocular Jazz
1994 Psychodixie for C-Melody Saxophone
1991 Between a Dog and a Lamppost

New Cool Collective:
2011 Eighteen
2010 Live
2010 Pachinko (NCC Big Band)
2009 Sugar Protocol (featuring Los Papines)
2009 Chocolade (with Typhoon)
2008 Out of Office
2007 New Cool Collective Big Band Live
2005 Trippin’ 2CD, feat. Tony Allen
2001 Bring It On
1999 Big
1997 More!
1996 SoulJazzLatin FlavoursNinetiesVibes

2009 New Cool Collective & Jules Deelder (DVD)

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Featured recording “Hypochristmastreefuzz Special...”

Hypochristmastreefuzz Special...
Dox Records (2010)
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