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ArtsLIVE Performance Series

Ben Wendel's Seasons Group

A Cityfolk JazzNet Legacy Concert

7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 17, Sears Recital Hall

“…a wide open sensibility”
- The New York Times

There are not many jazz musicians who take inspiration from Tchaikovsky. But Ben Wendel is not just any jazz musician. Best known as a saxophone player, Wendel “fell in love” with the Russian composer’s Seasons—a dozen piano solos released in 1876, each evoking a month of the year. For his ambitious project, Wendel created a twelve-part cycle of chamber duos, released singly each month on YouTube in 2015. A critically acclaimed album release featuring a quintet followed in 2018, and now he’s now touring the project. Described as “…a wonderful, multi-colored work,” this is an immersive musical experience that sweeps across genres and time.

Cityfolk Jazznet Legacy Concerts: ArtsLIVE is proud to extend a tradition established by Cityfolk, one of Dayton’s innovative arts presenters of the past: great jazz performances are now a part of our programming, thanks to the Cityfolk JazzNet Legacy Endowment.

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