Village Concert Series: The Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project
March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us in the Fellowship Hall on Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. where Ben Rosenblum brings his award-winning, genre-bending compositional style to the Nebula Project, a six-piece ensemble featuring a diverse cast of New York City’s most in-demand jazz musicians.
Rosenblum boasts an extensive resume, having led bands at prestigious venues around the world (Ravinia, Library of Congress, Kuumbwa Jazz Center; multiple tours in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan) and touring with several Grammy and Juno recognized artists across various musical genres, including Rickie Lee Jones, Kiran Ahluwalia, Curtis Lundy, Nêgah Santos and Laura Anglade. With the Nebula Project, the pianist/accordionist digs deeply into his cosmopolitan roots in NYC to create a truly global music, drawing from influences as diverse as Brazilian forró, Irish reels and jigs, Bulgarian folkloric songs, Dominican merengue and Middle Eastern traditional rhythms, and combining them with an extensive rooting in American jazz and traditional music. Rosenblum leans on personal experiences working with master musicians from these and other areas of the world in order to write explorative, emotional, narrative-driven compositions that have garnered awards from ASCAP, Downbeat and beyond.
Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project is celebrating their February 2023 release, A Thousand Pebbles. Since the Nebula Project’s first album release in 2020, Kites and Strings, The Nebula Project was voted runner-up for Best New Artist in JazzTimes’ 2020 Readers’ Poll, and the album received positive reviews from over twenty publications, including All About Jazz, NYC Jazz Record, JazzTimes, JazzLife (Japan) and more. Since the 2023 release, the group was featured in an article in Downbeat Magazine’s May 2023 issue, “Worldly Jazz Adventuring” which highlights the adventurous spirit of this ensemble.