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Benjamin Boone

Benjamin Boone’s music has been performed in twenty-six countries, appears on twenty-five CDs, has been featured in film, and has been the subject of multiple national broadcasts on National Public Radio and Bayericher Rundfunk. His music has garnered over eighteen national/international honors and awards. Boone is currently composing a string quartet for the Verdi String Quartett (Germany), for presentation at their Festival Vielsaitig in Fussen, August 2016. Prior to this, he recently collaborated with U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Philip Levine on the blending of his narration of 29 of his poems with music. Guest artists on the CD include jazz legends Chris Potter, Tom Harrell, and Greg Osby, among others. Boone also used excerpts from Levine’s recorded narrations to form an amplified narrative for his new orchestral work, Waterless Music. This work features full orchestra plus two amplified 44 quartet containers of water. Waterless Music was premeiered at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles in June, 2015.

As a saxophonist, Boone has performed extensively throughout the US and Europe. His debut jazz CD, The Benjamin Boone Quartet: Live broke into the national airplay charts and remained in the top 100 for three weeks and was in the top ten for internet play. Saxophone Journal highlighted Boone’s playing in the article A Lesson With Benjamin Boone. He has recorded extensively for the renowned Bayerischer Rundfunk Studio Franken with German violinist/composer Stefan Poetzsch, including the Capstone Records CD, Eastbound-Westbound, the one-hour music special Delays, and an hour-long live broadcast from the 2012 Poeten Fest.

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