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Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
THURSDAY AUGUST 10TH
PLS NOTE: DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM FPR A 8PM SHOWTIME
(SHOW DURATION IS 8PM-10PM)
A hard swinging drummer who recently relocated to Melbourne from New York, Ben Charnley launches his debut album Riverside Drive at the Paris Cat on Thursday 10 August.
Riverside Drive showcases Ben’s trio playing sensitive and swinging arrangements of standards in the vein of Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans. Recorded at Tedesco Studios, NJ, the album features long-time musical collaborator, pianist Mina Yu as well as bassists Trevor Brown (USA) and HyoYoung Kim (South Korea).
In 2015, Ben completed a Master of Music degree at New York University, studying with jazz legends such as Kenny Werner and Ari Hoenig. Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the renowned Berklee College of Music (Boston USA) where he studied privately with Grammy winning artist Terri Lyne Carrington.
As a result of his achievements at Berklee, Ben received the Ed Thigpen Award, the Achievement scholarship Award and the World Tour Scholarship. During his time at NYU, he received the Robert Sudick Scholarship and was the recipient of grants from the Ian Potter Foundation Cultural Trust and the American Australian Foundation's Dame Joan Sutherland Fund. He has also been featured in Drum Scene Magazine.
Ben has extensive recording and touring experience, both in the USA and Australia. He spent six years in the USA performing with a broad array of jazz, RnB, gospel and world music artists. In Australia, he was a founding member of successful World music group, the Woohoo Revue and now leads innovative original jazz-funk group Skyroku. He has performed live with the Randy Johnson, Brad Shepik, the Rookies, Fem Belling and the Night Dreamers.
Line up details -
Ben Charnley - Drums
Greg Sher - Saxophone
Mina Yu - Piano
Hiroki Hoshino - Bass
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