jazz violinist, violist, pianist, composer, arranger and educator
Benjamin Sutin Wins 3rd Prize in 5th Edition of the Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition
NEW ALBUM: HARD BOP HANUKKAH
"...what really sends Sutin’s star shooting upward is his fusion of hard bop and Jewish music in a quartet that’s captured here. Sutin checks the right boxes: long improvised lines; dark tone colors; intense, relentless swinging; and a blues sensibility.
Thriving at the intersection of tradition and experimentation, he catches the spirit of the hard-bop masters. Throughout the program, the violinist impresses with his steady-handed leadership and his take-no-prisoners drive. Remnants of the styles of John Blake Jr. (his beloved teacher), Stuff Smith, Jean-Luc Ponty, Papa John Creach and Don “Sugarcane” Harris blaze in his creative, uplifting work." –
Frank-John Hadley (Downbeat)
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