St. Anne's Free concert series is proud to present our upcoming concert of Classical American Jazz.
An accomplished musician devoted to new classical music and old jazz, Ben Redwine is the e-flat clarinet soloist with the US Naval Academy Band in Annapolis, Maryland. He is a lecturer at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and was appointed adjunct professor of clarinet and saxophone at Anne Arundel Community College in 2012. He has been a featured soloist at six International Clarinet Association ClarFests in the U.S. and Europe, and is in demand as a freelance musician, performing with many classical and jazz orchestras in the Washington, DC region.
In addition to leading his popular traditional-style jazz band, the Redwine Jazz Band, Ben is a Buffet Group USA performing artist, and a Canyes Xilema reed performing artist. He has recorded for Mapleshade, Naxos, Big Kahuna, and AmCam record labels, and composed and performed new music for 1920s era silent films featuring actors Charley Chase and Harry Langdon, released on DVD box sets by All Day Entertainment. All of Ben’s recordings can be found at his website, redwinejazz.com.
Ben earned a bachelor of music education degree from the University of Oklahoma, a master of music degree from Louisiana State University, and a doctorate degree at The Catholic University of America, studying clarinet performance with a minor in Latin American music history. He has studied with Loris Wiles, David Etheridge, Steve Girko, Steve Cohen, Ignatius Gennusa, Ben Armato and Paul Cigan.