Benjamin Herman Trio

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Benjamin Herman Trio - Jazz Live Act in Amsterdam

Benjamin Herman Trio Short Info

Benjamin Herman first came up with the idea of releasing a series of albums with jazz standards in 1996. His trio album Café Alto appeared in the same year. His latest release Café Solo is the second album from this series – and forms a special addition to his oeuvre. Under his own name and with the New Cool Collective, Benjamin has brought out over 30 albums and vinyl releases.

Café Solo came out of his desire to work in an intimate setting with one of his favourite set-ups: bass (Ernst Glerum) and drums (Joost Patočka).

“Thanks to the cafe and bars around Leidseplein square I learned to play hundreds of evergreens and Broadway songs. From age 18, ‘The American Songbook’ paid my rent as I started my musical education. Since then I’ve put out a nice number of albums. But after my first solo album Café Alto from 1996 I haven’t recorded another set of standards under my own name.”

“But I kept playing in bars. If you stop doing that as a musician, then you are on a whole other trip with whole other plans. For some that’s exactly what they want, but I myself can’t do without those gigs. My best musical experiences happened in bars. And as long as the owner likes the music and there are a couple of extra drinks after closing time, I can take on the world…”

“For Café Solo I wanted the sound of my sax to be the focus. During the first recordings, I even sat on a chair! Joost and Ernst set up behind me. I just leaned back and it all just happened by itself. So we decided to record the whole session this way.”

Benjamin Herman first came up with the idea of releasing a series of albums with jazz standards in 1996. His trio album Café Alto appeared in the same year. His latest release Café Solo is the second album from this series – and forms a special addition to his oeuvre. Under his own name and with the New Cool Collective, Benjamin has brought out over 30 albums and vinyl releases.

Café Solo came out of his desire to work in an intimate setting with one of his favourite set-ups: bass (Ernst Glerum) and drums (Joost Patočka).

“Thanks to the cafe and bars around Leidseplein square I learned to play hundreds of evergreens and Broadway songs. F...

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Past Gigs Benjamin Herman Trio

  • 12 | 2014 Rotterdam Lantaren Venster New Cool Collective
  • 12 | 2014 Amsterdam De Kring sessions
  • 11 | 2014 Meppel The Kik show guest app
  • 11 | 2014 Den Bosch New Cool Collective W2
  • 11 | 2014 Spijkernisse Theater de Stoep
  • 11 | 2014 Heerhugowaard Cool Jazz festival
  • 11 | 2014 Nijmegen Theater de Linderberg
  • 11 | 2014 Amsterdam De Kring sessions
  • 11 | 2014 Amsterdam New Cool Collective Amsterdam Jazz Festival
  • 11 | 2014 Heerlen Young Jazz night guest app.
  • 11 | 2014 Vlaardingen The Kik show guest app.
  • 11 | 2014 Basel Dr John show at Baloise Session
  • 11 | 2014 Hilversum Radio 6 show
  • 11 | 2014 Hilversum Radio 6 show
  • 11 | 2014 Hilversum Radio 6 show
  • 11 | 2014 Hilversum Radio 6 show

Discography Benjamin Herman Trio

  • 2014 Trouble Album | Dox Records
  • 2013 Live Album | Dox Records
  • 2013 Café Solo Album | Dox Records
  • 2012 Deal Album | Dox Records
  • 2011 ‘Sherry Britton’ Single | Dox Records
  • 2010 Made in China Single | Dox Records
  • 2010 Hypochristmastreefuzz Special Edition 2CD Album | Dox Records
  • 2009 ‘Deelder 65’ Single | Dox Records
  • 2009 Blue Sky Blond Album | Dox Records
  • 2008 Hypochristmastreefuzz Album | Dox Records
  • 2007 Campert featuring Album | Dox Records
  • 2006 Durban Poison EP | Dox Records
  • 2006 The London Session Album | Dox Records
  • 2005 The Itch Album | Dox Records
  • 2004 ‘Skunkaholic’ Single | Dox Records
  • 2004 Heterogeneity Album | A-Records
  • 2001 Plays Jaki Byard Album | A-Records
  • 2000 Plays Micha Mengelberg Album | Challenge / A-Records
  • 1996 Cafe Alto Album | Challenge Records
  • 1991 Get in Album | Challenge

Media

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Origin

  • Amsterdam NL

Founded

  • 1996

Members

  • Benjamin Herman Alt. Sax
  • Ernst Glerum Double Bass
  • Joost Patocka Drums

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