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An Evening with guitarist Ben Monder

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Corazón Performing Arts

125 South Topanga Canyon Boulevard

Topanga, CA 90290

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Ben Monder SOLO| free jazz avatar, textural wizard & contributing guitarist on the last David Bowie album, "Blackstar"

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Textural wizard, brilliant free jazz avatar & contributing guitarist on the last David Bowie album, "Blackstar" | Ben Monder | coming to Corazon Performing Arts for a rare Topanga Canyon solo appearance MON DECEMBER 9th, 2019 at 8pm !

"technical metal and ethereal art song" ~ Rolling Stones

"Since the early 1990s, Mr. Monder, 56, has established a shadowy but unmistakable sound: He plays chords in a low-lit, humming tone or a blurred, finger-plucking wash; usually he wedges one or two misfit notes in the middle of his harmonies, making them sound conflicted. And he has a decisive, slow-handed way of soloing, though you wouldn’t necessarily know it from most of his albums. On records, he usually composes lengthy pieces full of intricate harmonic weaves, with hardly any room for improvisation — a testament to his early infatuations with jazz-rock fusion and classical music." ~ New York Times

A musician in the New York City area for over 30 years, Ben Monder has performed with a wide variety of artists, including Jack McDuff, Marc Johnson, Lee Konitz, Billy Childs, Andrew Cyrille, George Garzone, Paul Motian, Maria Schneider, Louis Cole, Marshall Crenshaw and Jandek. He also contributed guitar parts to the last David Bowie album, "Blackstar". Ben conducts clinics and workshops around the world, and has served on the faculties of the New England Conservatory and the New School. He was the recipient of a Doris Duke Impact Award in 2014, and a Shifting Foundation grant in 2013. Ben continues to perform original music internationally in solo and trio settings, and in a long standing duo project with vocalist Theo Bleckmann. He has appeared on over 200 CDs as a sideman, and has released 7 as a leader: Day After Day (Sunnyside, 2019)Amorphae (ECM, 2015), Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013), Oceana (Sunnyside, 2005), Excavation(Arabesque, 2000), Dust (Arabesque, 1997), and Flux (Songlines,1995).

https://www.guitarplayer.com/players/ben-monder-on-texture-ambience-and-guesting-on-bowies-blackstar

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/ben-monder-david-bowie-blackstar-guitarist-covers-bond-goldfinger-807747/

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/09/arts/music/ben-monder-david-torn.html

http://www.benmonder.com/

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