Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project

july, 2023

sat15jul8:00 pmsat9:30 pmBen Rosenblum Nebula Project


(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Epiphany Center For The Arts: The Sanctuary

201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607


Must be 21+

Event Details

Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project

Date: Saturday, July 15, 2023

Doors: 5PM for Golden Hour

Showtime: 8PM 

Tickets: $ 20 - General Admission | $50 - VIP table for 2


Award-winning New York City jazz pianist, accordionist and composer Ben Rosenblum has been described as “mature beyond his years,” (Sea of Tranquility), an “impressive talent” (All About Jazz), who “caresses [the music] with the reverence it merits” (Downbeat Magazine). Since the release of his debut trio album, Instead (4 stars, Downbeat), Rosenblum has toured extensively with his trio and sextet throughout the United States, including multiple trips to the Northeast, Midwest, South and West Coast, as well as internationally in Canada, Europe and Japan. He was a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall's Stern-Perelman Auditorium – with Reona Ito's New York Harmonic Band – and has appeared at prestigious venues throughout the world, including at the Appel Room at Lincoln Center, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Ravinia, Himawari-No-Sato Concert Hall in Yokohama, Bird's Eye in Basel and the Library of Congress. Rosenblum's second trio album in 2018, River City, was called “richly romantic” and “well-realized” by JAZZIZ Magazine, which featured the title track as part of their Best of Fall 2018 CD. Rosenblum has been privileged to share the stage with many highly acclaimed jazz elders, including extensive work with Curtis Lundy, Winard Harper, Deborah Davis and Chris Washburne, as well as appearances with Bobby Watson, Sean Jones, TS Monk, Warren Wolf, Eliot Zigmund, and many others. Rosenblum's musical interests extend beyond jazz to include work in numerous world music scenes, including musical styles from Brazil, Peru, Croatia, Bulgaria, India, Ireland, Jewish traditions and more.

In 2020, Rosenblum released his third album, Kites and Strings, which was the first to feature him on both piano and accordion alongside his new sextet, the Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project. This unique project features prominent global music influences from musical origins as diverse as the Caribbean, Brazil, Ireland, Bulgaria and the Middle East, as well as the incorporation of the accordion into the jazz format alongside a unique horn section also featuring trumpet and bass clarinet. In 2020, the Nebula Project was voted runner-up for Best New Artist in JazzTimes' Readers' Poll, and the album received positive reviews from over twenty publications, including All About Jazz, NYC Jazz Record, JazzTimes, JazzLife (Japan) and more. In February 2023, Rosenblum released his follow-up album, A Thousand Pebbles. The album has already garnered significant attention, including upcoming features pending publication in Downbeat Magazine, All About Jazz and NYC Jazz Record. The sextet has toured in the Northeast and the Midwest, with highlights including dates at Ravinia (Chicago), The Dogwood Center for the Arts (Fremont, MI), Jazz at 5 Festival (Madison, WI), the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music (Milwaukee), Smalls (NYC), The Kitano (NYC), First Music (Nashua, NH), St. Kieren Community Center for the Arts (Berlin, NH) and the Puffin Cultural Forum (Teaneck, NJ).

The Nebula Project features some of the most talented and in-demand in New York City. In addition to Ben Rosenblum, the band includes:

Wayne Tucker on trumpet – featured in the New York Times in 2020. Has toured extensively with his own band, jazz stars like Cyrille Aimee, and pop acts like Brass Against, Taylor Swift, David Crosby, Elvis Costello and others.

Jasper Dutz on sax and bass clarinet – lead alto player for Arturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Has performed or recorded with Nels Cline, Lenny Pickett, Jon Batiste and Ron Carter.

Rafael Rosa on guitar – Puerto Rican born jazz artist who has collaborated with Tony Award-winning singer Luba Mason and her project Mixtura, The Prince Of Bollywood Jeffrey Iqbal & Unity Through Music, Cody Geil’s Bon Musique, Night Of The Living Funk and others.

Marty Jaffe on bass – recently began touring with Marcus Roberts Trio. Named a 2012 Presidential Scholar in the Arts and won the International Society of Bassists’ jazz competition in 2013. He has performed with jazz icons Ingrid Jensen, Karrin Allyson, Harold Mabern, Sullivan Fortner, Sergio Mendes, and Steve Wilson.

Ben Zweig on drums – shared the stage with Randy Weston, Johnny O’Neal, Jerry Dodgion, Harold Mabern, Larry Ridley, David Williams, Roy Hargrove and others. In 2018, he traveled to Cameroon to work with Global Music Exchange and tour with master musicians of the Baka Gbiné pygmies.

Golden Hour at Epiphany:

Stop by Epiphany for our live music series concerts, and be sure to hit Golden Hour before-hand for drinks and lite-bites! Doors open at 5pm Wednesday - Saturday for Golden Hour with 1/2 priced bottles of wine and other specials!

Come early to EXPLORE and DISCOVER your own EPIPHANY… our art galleries are open and there is free entertainment before the show!

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