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Wednesday March 27, 2019

From CapitalBop

WHY YOU NEED TO HEAR BEN WENDEL ‘” ONLINE AND IN PERSON
By: Jamie Sandel

Saxophonist Ben Wendel’s latest album, The Seasons, evokes emotional impressions of every time of year, passing through stages of bustling life, warmth, and hibernal loneliness.

But The Seasons isn’t just an album. It’s the next form of an evolving project that Wendel has been exploring for years, a concept piece whose many forms offer some insight into Wendel’s mastery as a composer, improviser, arranger and bandleader – and a connector within today’s jazz world. The latest iteration of that project is Wendel’s Seasons Band, a quintet of modern jazz heavyweights that is touring across the States and abroad. We’re very excited to host the band’s D.C. stop at our Traveling Loft this Saturday.

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