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Benjamin Shorstein

Benjamin Shorstein is a jazz drummer, classically trained percussionist, and composer. He studied with Kevin Gary of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Dr. Kenneth Broadway of the University of Florida. Ben is a founding member of the creative music collective, Madre Vaca, and has been named as a finalist for international awards, including the Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for American Music and the Leopold Auer International Composers Competition. Benjamin Shorstein has had the pleasure of performing on stage with many artists including Chick Corea, Mark O’Connor, Jamison Ross, Terry Plumeri, Alphonso Horne, Scott Wilson, Juan Rollan, Rebecca Shorstein, Steve Cohn Trio, Thomas Milovac, Jarrett Carter, Jonah Pierre, Steve Strawley, Lance Reed, Milan Algood, Abigail Gruber, Mike Perez, Ty Christian, and the Andre Gruber Trio.


Knights of the Round Table

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2023
Track listing: The Lady of the Lake; Galahad; Excalibur; The Knights of the Round Table; Camelot; The Holy Grail; Merlin; King Arthur; Guinevere; Lancelot.


Article: Album Review

Madre Vaca: Knights of the Round Table

Read "Knights of the Round Table" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The legend of King Arthur and Camelot is depicted musically on Knights of the Round Table, the sixth album by the Florida-based eleven-member ensemble, Madre Vaca, whose themes are composed by drummer Benjamin Shorstein. While Knights is presented as a ten-part suite, there seems to be no connecting tissue aside from the names ...


The Elements

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Fire; Water; Earth; Wind.



Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Good Night; The Weathervane; Frozen; Loneliness; The Gray Head; The Crow; Last Hope; The Stormy Morning; The Sun Dogs; The Hurdy-Gurdy Man.


Article: Album Review

Madre Vaca: Winterreise

Read "Winterreise" reviewed by Jack Bowers

For its third recording, the Florida-based jazz octet Madre Vaca has chosen to perform music by Franz Schubert—hold it; stop right there! Music by who? Yes, that's what it says—music by none other than Franz Schubert (1797-1828), an Austrian composer of what we know as classical music who in his brief lifetime wrote more than 600 ...



Label: Madre Vaca Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: 1. Ghankess (Jarrett Carter) 2. Nexus (Benjamin Shorstein) 3. Cold and Sunny (Jonah Pierre) 4. Castle Town (Benjamin Shorstein) 5. Village Song (Jonah Pierre) 6. Asylum (Benjamin Shorstein) 7. Starlight (Jonah Pierre) 8. Stephen Hawking (Benjamin Shorstein)


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