Ben Wendel, inspired by Tchaikovsky's work of the same name, created his project "The Seasons", in which he performs 12 duets written for and dedicated to musicians he admires.
Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s work of the same name, Wendel has composed 12 original pieces, each one written for and dedicated to a musician he deeply admires. From Joshua Redman, to Eric Harland, Julian Lage, Ambrose Akinmusire, and more, Wendel performed each piece with those artists and released a series of duet videos over the course of 12 months. Now, Wendel reimagines his critically acclaimed “The Seasons” project for the road with an all-star ensemble and a long-anticipated album on the way. A GRAMMY® Award nominee, Wendel is a founding member of the band Kneebody and has received an ASCAP Jazz Composer Award and two Chamber Music America New Works Grants.
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