All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 (or more) and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

Ben Wendel

Grammy nominated performer, composer and producer Ben Wendel was educated at the Eastman School of Music in New York. Since graduating he has enjoyed a varied career as a performer, composer, producer and most recently, conductor. Highlights 
include multiple domestic and international tours with such artists as Cuban drumming legend Ignacio Berroa, Thelonious Monk Piano Competition Winner Tigran Hamasyan and Hip Hop artist Snoop Dogg. Ben is a founding member of the Grammy nominated group Kneebody.

In addition to playing saxophone and bassoon, Ben also doubles on the piano.

 As a composer he has received an ASCAP Jazz Composer Award, was a winner in the 2007 International Songwriting Competition and received the 2008 and 2011 Chamber Music America “New Works Grant.” A frequent writer of film music, he co-wrote the score for John Krasinski’s 2009 adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s “Brief Interviews With Hideous Men.”

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles

22 Photos

Events

Date Event Time Tickets
Sep14Wed Ben Wendel
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
New York, NY
7:30 PM

Albums

Frame
Frame
Sunnyside Records
2012
buy
Simple Song
Simple Song
Sunnyside Records
2009
buy

Videos

Similar Artists

Miles Davis Miles Davis
trumpet
Pat Metheny Pat Metheny
guitar
Kenny Garrett Kenny Garrett
sax, alto
Bill Frisell Bill Frisell
guitar
Brad Mehldau Brad Mehldau
piano
Chris Potter Chris Potter
reeds
Joe Lovano Joe Lovano
saxophone

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.