Ben Sutin Quartet
Have A Little Dreidel (Live)
Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah (Live)
Nerot Dolkim (Live)
Sevivon, Sov Sov Sov (Live)
Moaz Tzur (Live)
Hanukkah, Chag Yafeh (Live)
Ben Sutin: Leader/Violin
Sam Javitch: Piano
Cole Davis: Bass
Evan Sherman: Drums
Record Label: MEII Enterprises
All arrangements by Ben Sutin
Executive Producer: Ben Sutin
Album Producer: Eugene Marlow
Recorded at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3, December 23, 2019
Edited at Valhalla Studios, New York City, Jim Gately, Engineer
Mastered at Onomatopoeia, New York City, Ken Takeuchi, Engineer
CD Graphic Design: Jan Sileo
Cover Photo: Armando Zamora
Available on on Amazon, Apple, Google, Youtube, Spotify
Downbeat review from the new album "Hard Bop Hanukkah"
Columbia Daily Tribune review of "Hard Bop Hanukkah"
FFanzeen: Rock'n'Roll Attitude With Integrity review of "Hard Bop Hanukkah"
"Hard Bop Hanukkah is a great listening experience"
–David Krakuer (Grammy-nominated klezmer, jazz & classical clarinetist)
"CONGRATULATIONS on a great project! Your performance is exceptional."
–Regina Carter (Grammy-award winning jazz violinist)
"...wonderful improv from everyone..."
–Yale Strom (award-winning klezmer violinist, composer, filmmaker, writer, photographer and playwright)
"Sugar Cane Harris comes to mind as well as Jean-Luc Ponty with a Coltrane rhythm section!"
–David Licht (drummer, founding member of the Grammy-Award winning band, The Klezmatics)
"I love jazz on the violin, and Ben is outstanding — swinging, fluid, and energized. His arrangements are a celebration of our Jewish heritage in a modern jazz idiom. Enjoy!"
–Lewis Porter P.h.D. (Grammy-nominated jazz pianist, composer, and celebrated jazz author, researcher, and educator)
"Ben Sutin's new release reinterprets Hanukkah standards in a hi-octane modern bop style with imagination and wit. A great listen. I particularly enjoyed Ben's solos — he is creating a super-contemporary jazz violin style all his own."
–Steve Sandberg (Emmy-nominated Composer, Pianist and Teaching Artist)
"I dig this interesting, innovative, ear-catching fusion. I hear a lot of wonderful talent and creativity there."
–Dmitri (Zisl) Slepovitch
(internationally renowned clarinetist, saxophonist, flutist, pianist, keyboardist, singer, composer, arranger, translator, and music and Yiddish educator)
“How satisfying to hear Ben playing in a fully mature jazz violin style somewhat reminiscent of the great Jean-Luc Ponty and Zbigniew Siefert! Wonderful also to hear him in the context of these hip arrangements of Hanukkah classics. Ben Sutin has arrived!”
–Sam Bardfeld (violinist, composer, arranger & author)
"Your playing on this and what you did with those songs… absolutely stellar!!
Incredible originality and energy in the improvisation.
You have arrived!"
–Rob Thomas (jazz violinist, professor of strings at Berklee College of Music and member of String Trio of New York)