Ben van Gelder
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 7:00pm
Despite his age, Ben van Gelder (24) is an important new voice on New York’s groundbreaking improvised music scene. Peers and critics alike praise him for his unique sound and originality as a composer and improviser.
This concert will mark Ben van Gelder’s first concert as a leader at the Lily Pad. For the occasion he has decided on a chordless formation featuring some of New York’s most forward thinking musicians.
“A prepossessing young saxophonist with a grasp of the progressive post-bop language” -The New York Times
“The compositions are beguiling, spirited yet poised, and doused wit the arid phrasing of a seasoned master.” - All About Jazz
$10 Suggested Donation - All Ages