BEN VAN GELDER

Post Bop / Eclectic Fusion • Netherlands
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Despite his age, Ben van Gelder (25) is emerging as an important new voice on New York’s groundbreaking improvised music scene. Peers and critics alike praise him for his unique sound and originality as a composer and improviser. He performs all around the world in various settings and formations. Rooted in the jazz tradition, he creates music that is informed by a multitude of contemporary influences resulting in a sound that is lyrical, at times orchestral, but above all current.

His highly anticipated debut album, Frame of Reference, released in 2011, features some of the most talented and innovative musicians, including master pianist Aaron Parks and award winning trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire. The record garnered critical acclaim by press world wide and was accompanied by two successful tours in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. His latest record Reprise (Pirouet), released in September of 2013 was received equally well. The record features guest
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BEN VAN GELDER Frame of Reference album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Frame of Reference
Post Bop 2011
BEN VAN GELDER Reinier Baas album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Reinier Baas
Post Bop 2012
BEN VAN GELDER Reprise album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Reprise
Post Bop 2013
BEN VAN GELDER Among Verticals album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Among Verticals
Post Bop 2016
BEN VAN GELDER Scopes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scopes
Post Bop 2019
BEN VAN GELDER Ben Van Gelder & Reiner Baas : Mokum In Hi-Fi album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ben Van Gelder & Reiner Baas : Mokum In Hi-Fi
Eclectic Fusion 2019

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