New Jazz from the Netherlands
As part of the New Cool of the jazz scene in the Netherlands Benjamin Herman blows away every cliché while working hard to return jazz to the dance floor, and building bridges between the mainstream, improvisational jazz and the pop scene. He began his career when he received a saxophone as a bar mitzvah present. Since then, Benjamin has become known as the hardest-working, sharpest-dressing and most original musician in the Netherlands. He is the winner of several Edison awards (the Dutch Grammys). Joining him are some of Holland's finest players. Bassist Ernst Glerum has worked with Steve Lacy, Lee Konitz, Han Bennink and John Zorn. Guitarist Anton Goudsmit has worked with Tony Allen, Han Bennink and John Zorn, and is a founding member of the Ploctones. Anton appeared here at the Byron Carlyle two years ago with Eric Vloeimans. Drummer Joost Patocka performs with the Beets, Carolyn Breuer, Ernst Glerum, Jazz Cats, and Five Up High.
"Benjamin Herman seems to re-invent himself for each CD. While his style and sound remain recognizable, his borders extend each time." Jazz
"This is music that also scores high on an international scale ... with this release he will likely become too big for our country!"
– Jazzism Magazine (Netherlands)
Read more about Benjamin Herman at benjaminherman.nl
Season partners and supporters for our 31st season include: Aquarius Press; Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation; Barefoot Wine; Biscayne Times; Books & Books; Bresaro Suites; The Children's Trust; Cafeina; City of Coral Gables Cultural Arts Program; City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Consulate General of the Netherlands; Dade Community Foundation; E.S. Moore Family Foundation; Florida Dance Association; Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council; Funding Arts Network; Galeria del Sol; The Galler Group; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; MiamiArtZine; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Library; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Miami River Inn; Miami Salon Group; National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts is supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust; National Endowment for the Arts; National Performance Network with major funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), MetLife Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation; New Hotel; Pridelines; Publix Super Markets Charities; Safe Schools South Florida; Rain Organics; South Arts; VSA Florida; Vortex Communications; WDNA & WLRN FM and our many private supporters.
DATE & TIME
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$25 General Admission
$50 VIP ticket (priority entrance and seating)
$15 Seniors (65+) w/ id
$15 Students w/ id
Ample street parking near theater Click here for a map and easy directions