* Ben Wendel Seasons Band

March 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Blues Alley
1069-1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
$25 (Plus $12 Minimum and $5 Fees)

The saxophonist and multi-reed instrumentalist Ben Wendel play the tenor with the kind of airy density you kind find in Wayne Shorter’s post-fusion work or Kenny Garrett’s 90s era. While perhaps best known as a a member of the “un-pinowable” fusion group Kneebody, these days you kind find Wendel collaborating with many of the leading voices of his generation (you may have seen him play at Capitalbop’s December 2017 Loft with Linda May Han Oh). Here he performs with his “Seasons Band,” a group dedicated to performing music from his “Seasons” duets project, which featured the likes of Julian Lage, Joshua Redmen and Ambrose Akinmusire. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.



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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the JazzTimes. NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper and On Tap Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He previously covered the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Read him at sinnenbergmusic.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.