Grammy nominated performer, composer and producer Ben
Wendel was educated at the Eastman School of Music in New
York. Since graduating he has enjoyed a varied career as a
performer, composer, producer and most recently,
include multiple domestic and
international tours with such artists as Cuban drumming
legend Ignacio Berroa, Thelonious Monk Piano Competition
Winner Tigran Hamasyan and Hip Hop artist Snoop Dogg.
Ben is a founding member of the Grammy nominated group
In addition to playing saxophone and bassoon, Ben also
doubles on the piano.
As a composer he has received an
ASCAP Jazz Composer Award, was a winner in the 2007
International Songwriting Competition and received the 2008
and 2011 Chamber Music America “New Works Grant.” A
frequent writer of film music, he co-wrote the score for John
Krasinski’s 2009 adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s "Brief
Interviews With Hideous Men."
Ben was honored to work with conductor Kent Nagano in
producing a series of concerts for the Festpeil Plus in Munich,