Ben Redwine is a rare individual who performs jazz and classical music equally. He is the leader and regular member of many ensembles including the ones below. Please contact us to discuss which of the ensembles below will be perfect for your special event!
redwine jazz band
The Redwine Jazz Band's goal is the promotion, perpetuation, and performance of traditional jazz---America's only indigenous art form.
The Redwine Jazz Band performs "popular" music from the early part of the twentieth century. The band can consist of between two and seven musicians. The core of the band includes clarinetist Ben Redwine, guitarist Tom Mitchell, and bassist John Previti. They will be perfect for your next event!
samba jazz project
Born out of research stemming from Ben's doctoral minor, Latin American music history, the Samba Jazz Project initially paid homage to the famous 1962 recording "Jazz Samba" featuring Charlie Byrd, Stan Getz, and Keter Betts. The group recorded their debut album in 2012 (the 50th anniversary of the famous recording) on the same stage in Washingtion, DC, Pierce Hall at All Souls Unitarian Church as the original recording.
dirty rice jazz band
The Dirty Rice Jazz Band plays New Orleans style traditional jazz, and music from such masters as Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. The band can be as small as two players, or as large as seven players. Why travel to New Orleans for Mardi Gras when Mardi Gras can come to you?
The band is high energy; your guests will be "dancing in the aisles"!
dc chamber society
Ben is an accomplished classical musician. He has managed the DC Chamber Society Chamber Music ensemble since 1999. They perform standard repertoire from the classical chamber music genre, as well as champion new works. Ben and his ensemble have premiered over 30 new compositions since the group's inception. They have performed at the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, and many other prestigious venues in the Washington, DC region.
The Snark Ensemble is an instrumental group dedicated to the creation and live performance of new music to silent film. The ensemble joyfully celebrates the zany, clever, and brilliant world of vintage silent comedies in its specially-crafted film scores. The Snark Ensemble creates and performs scores which respond to and amplify the events taking place on screen. To the composers of the Snark Ensemble, each film suggests a unique sound world. To this end, the multi-instrumental talents of the ensemble’s composers and guest performers allow them to draw on an astonishing range of instruments and stylistic diversity. The ensemble also creates and performs concert versions of their film scores and has supplied music for dance and incidental music for theater.
Since its founding in 2005, the members of the Snark Ensemble have composed and premiered more than thirty silent film scores for DVD release and live performance. They recently recorded three of their scores for a forthcoming audio release on Naxos Records. Snark Ensemble scores are available on two DVD sets on the Allday Entertainment label: Lost and Found: the Harry Langdon Collection and the newly-released Becoming Charley Chase.
Ben's next project is to record the music of Django Reinhardt and his gypsy jazz! Contact Ben to pre-order his next CD-Le Chat Noir.
swing, swing, swing
Ben's idol is Artie Shaw. Audiences compare his performances to Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Giuffre, and Buddy DeFranco. He also has studied and is a huge fan of the following jazz masters from history: Stan Getz, Duke Ellington, Paul Desmond, Louis Armstrong, Art Pepper, Django Reinhardt, Wynton Marsalis, Jack Teagarden, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Milt Hinton, Keter Betts, Charlie Byrd, Joe Byrd, Gene Byrd, Howard Alden, Ken Peplowski, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Paul Barbarin, and many, many more!!!