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ABOUT BEN

Multi-Grammy nominated saxophonist, composer and producer Ben Wendel has played and worked with artists such as Tigran Hamasyan, Antonio Sanchez, Joshua Redman, Ambrose Akinmusire, Julian Lage, Mark Turner, Kneebody, Snoop Dogg and the artist formerly known as Prince. As a composer, he has received three Doris Duke Chamber Music America “New Works Grants”, an ASCAP Jazz Composer Award and the Victor Lynch-Staunton award by the Canada Council For The Arts. Ben is a former Adjunct Professor of Jazz Studies at USC and the New School in NYC. Educational outreach has been a constant in his career with over 300 masterclasses at various colleges, universities, high-schools and also previous work with the LA Philharmonic Artist Program.