Ben Winkelman

Ben Winkelman is an award-winning jazz pianist and composer from Melbourne, Australia. Since late 2010 he has been living in New York City, where he is active on the jazz, Latin and gospel music scenes.

2005 Ben has released three critically acclaimed albums of his compositions with his trio on the Jazzhead label. Between 2006 and 2010 his trio toured Australia extensively four times and appeared at many of the major national jazz and music festivals. In 2008 his trio toured to Japan and New Caledonia and appeared on Australian national television on ABC TV in 2006 and 2010. Ben is releasing his fourth trio CD on OA2 Records in September 2015.

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Odysseys (2010)

4.5 stars “For seventy absorbing minutes, the trio captures the ear, providing thrilling evidence of a stellar contemporary trio to rank among the best... Odysseys succeeds on every level... and this fine trio statement whets the appetite for what lies ahead.” - (USA), 2011

“Winkelman opts for all originals for Odysseys, mostly impressive, quirky and a tad wild - even if carefully structured. They seem true musical adventures, even if the studio setting spotlights them as stark studies of contemplation.” - NYC Jazz Record (USA), 2011

“This music effortlessly accomplishes the difficult balance between the cerebral and the visceral

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