Award-winning jazz pianist, composer and accordionist Ben Rosenblum has been described as “mature beyond his years,” (Sea of Tranquility), an “impressive talent” (All About Jazz), who “caresses [the music] with the reverence it merits” (Downbeat Magazine). An internationally-touring bandleader, Rosenblum has performed with his trio throughout the United States, including extensive tours of the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast, as well as in Canada and Japan. He was a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall's Stern-Perelman Auditorium with Maestro Reona Ito's New York Harmonic Band, and has appeared at numerous prestigious venues throughout the world, including at the Appel Room at Lincoln Center, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Ravinia, the Library of Congress and Himawari-No-Sato Concert Hall in Yokohama. Since the release of his debut album, Instead (4 stars, Downbeat), which features Curtis Lundy on bass and Billy Hart on drums, Rosenblum has received great critical acclaim. Jack Walton from the South Bend Tribune writes that “Rosenblum displays complete mastery of the genre’s technical and emotional requirements . . . [and] pursues the music’s challenges with youthful daring, while C. Michael Bailey from All About Jazz notes that “there do emerge conservatoire aces with grit in their imaginations and a facility to express such in their playing. Ben Rosenblum is one such performer/composer. Rosenblum was a finalist at the 2015 American Jazz Piano Competition in Melbourne, FL and at the 2016 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition in Jacksonville, FL, and his composition has received multiple awards from the ASCAP Foundation and the Downbeat Student Music Awards
The music is thoughtful. . . . Rosenblum and Lundy caress [the music] with the
reverence it merits.
Bob Doerschuk, Downbeat Magazine
There do emerge conservatoire aces with grit in their imaginations and a facility to
express such in their playing. Ben Rosenblum is one such performer/composer.
C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz
Hands of a diamond cutter
George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly
Certainly the kind of cat that's going to go the distance
Chris Spector, Midwest Record