Benjamin Herman

Teacher Saxophone

For the past 25 years saxophonist and musical omnivore Benjamin Herman has been one of Holland’s most productive musicians of his generation. After taking part in the 1991 Thelonious Monk Competition and studying with Dick Oatts in New York Benjamin, to date Benjamin has released over 50 albums as a solo artist and as front man of his groove orientated eight-piece ensemble New Cool Collective.

His solo work varies from postmodern interpretations of classic Dutch avant-garde with drum icon Han Bennink and enfant terrible Misha Mengelberg to collaborations with Dutch poets, pop singers and hip hop artists. Aside from left field punk jazz projects like Bughouse and The Itch his recording projects have ventured into lush seventies Creed Taylor inspired productions (Deal, Project S) and pleasantly understated renditions of classic evergreens (True Love’s Flame, Trouble, Café Solo).

Benjamin’s quest for a personal and highly recognizable sound on the alto saxophone has gone into a new faze since the 2020 pandemic. Having loads of time to practice and experiment his scope has broadened considerably. His live performances with the trio are characterized by their eclectic repertoire, cherry picking the best material from Benjamin’s vast back catalogue. Timeless classics, guilty pleasures and delightful virtuosity… their gigs are never boring.


For more information you can contact:
Joel van der Kwaak
T: +31 (0)20 30 111 66

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