Benjamin Drazen - Close Up

Sunday, May 19, 2013
Shapeshifter Lab-Brooklyn 8pm

Wednesday, May 8, 2013Smalls Jazz Club
Benjamin Drazen Quartet/Trio Midnight Show

Tuesday, April 23, 2013Garage Jazz Club
Benjamin Drazen Quartet 630pm-1030pm

Sunday, March 17, 2013Poland Tour
March 17-27

Tuesday, November 27, 2012Bar Next Door 830-1130pm
With Carlo De Rosa Bass and Shanuske Takahashi Drumns

Friday, October 5, 2012New Leaf Cafe 730-1030pm

Wednesday, February 8, 2012Zinc Bar 7pm-830pm
Featuring: Will Caviness-Trpt Ron Affif-Gtr Ryand Berg-Bass Darrell Green-Drums

Tuesday, January 24, 201255 Christopher St
Featuring Jazz Great Winard Harper! Also featuring the great Ryan Berg Bass, and Jeb Patton on Keys.

Monday, December 26, 201155 Christopher St
with Rez Abbasi, Carlo De Rosa and Darrell Green

Sunday, December 11, 2011Havannah Club-New Hope PA
8pm-10pm

Saturday, December 10, 2011Iridium Jazz Club 8pm-10pm

Friday, December 9, 2011Iridium Jazz Club 8pm-10pm

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
My Quartet featuring the great Gene Jackson on Drums! Ryan Berg-Bass Jon Davis-Keyboard

Tuesday, November 29, 201155 Bar 7pm-9pm

Tuesday, October 18, 201155 Bar 7pm-9pm
With Daryl Green, Ryan Berg and Jeb Patton

Thursday, September 8, 201155 Bar 7pm-9pm
With Francois Moutin, Tony Moreno and Roy Assaf

Saturday, September 3, 2011Havana New Hope-New Hope, PA
8pm-11pm

Friday, September 2, 2011Iridium 8pm-11pm
With Chicagos Legendary Drummer Danny Seraphin!

Monday, August 15, 2011Smoke
7pm-10pm Playing Tenor

Friday, July 29, 2011Smalls NYC 730pm-945pm
with Carlo De Rosa, Jon Davis and Jochen Reukart

Tuesday, June 7, 2011July-7-17
Teaching saxophone masterclasses at the 40 year old Plway Jazz Workshop!

Monday, July 4, 2011Clifton Park, NY
founded by Danny Seraphine of the great band Chicago, this band rocks!

Monday, June 6, 2011Tobacco Road
830pm-1130pm

Sunday, June 5, 2011Tobacco Road
830pm-1130pm

Monday, May 30, 2011Smoke
Playing Tenor with the Great Bill Mobley from 7pm-10pm

Monday, May 23, 2011Smoke
7pm-10pm

Wednesday, May 18, 2011Fat Cat-9pm-Midnight
With Jon Davis, Carlo DeRosa and Darrell Green

Tuesday, April 5, 2011Puppets 8pm-11pm
Playing Tenor with a great Jazz Funk Project

Sunday, March 20, 201155 Bar 6pm-9pm
My Quartet with Jon Davis, Carlo De Rosa and Darrell Green, celebrating my new release of Inner Flights!

Friday, March 11, 201155 Bar 10pm-1am
Playing Tenor with the Funk/Jazz group Peter Fish group.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011Maywood Inn, NJ
With BD Lenz Guitar Feb 23-Feb 26

Wednesday, February 16, 2011LIC Bar 7pm-9pm
With Sean Fitzpatrick Keys, Chris Carroll Drums, and Thomson Kneeland Bass

Sunday, February 13, 2011Cafe Vivaldi
7pm-8pm with Chris Massey Drums, Bass TBD and myself on sax

Wednesday, February 2, 201155 Bar 7pm-9pm
With Carlo De Rosa Bass and Darrell Green Drums.

Friday, December 23, 2011Manhattan Symphony Orchestra
Dec 23rd-Jan 7th

Friday, December 10, 2010Palio Bar
8pm-1030pm on 51st st off 6th and 7th ave with the Great Joe Cohn Gtr and Ugonna Ukegwo on Bass and myself on Alto sax!

Sunday, October 24, 201055 Bar 6pm-9pm
with Jon Davis, Eric Macpherson and Carlo DeRosa

Monday, September 20, 2010LIC Bar
8pm-9pm

Monday, September 13, 201055 Bar, NYC 7pm-9pm
With Jon Davis, Carlo DeRosa and Darrell Green

Thursday, September 2, 2010Puppets 9pm-Midnight

Monday, August 30, 2010Garage 1030pm-2am
With Yotam Silberstein Gtr, Josh Ginsburg Bass, Daryl Green Drums

Sunday, August 8, 2010Rochdale, Queens
5pm-8pm

Thursday, August 5, 2010Smoke Jazz Club-7pm-1130pm
Playing tenor with the Smoke Big Band directed by the great Bill Mobley on trpt!

Friday, July 30, 201055 Bar
10pm-1am

Thursday, July 22, 2010Puppets Jazz
Chris Massey Quintet 9pm-1130pm

Thursday, July 15, 201055 Christopher St
7-930pm Joining me will be Jazz Legend Charlie Persip from Dizzy Gillespies and Lee Morgans bands among others of jazz fame. Dan Nimmer-Piano Thomson Kneeland-Bass

Saturday, June 12, 2010Acton Jazz Cafe, Mass
Brooke Sofferman Trio

Friday, June 11, 2010Edgewater, NJ
Brooke Sofferman Trio

Monday, May 31, 201055 Bar 7pm-9pm
W/ Anthony Pinciatti, Carlo DeRosa and Jon Davis

Thursday, May 20, 2010Ra Cafe 9pm-12am
Sunnyside Queens, 39th Pl and Queens Blvd with, Sean Fitzpatrick Keys, Nathan Peck Bass, and Pete Zimmer Drums

Saturday, May 8, 2010Fat Cat
7pm-9pm

Friday, April 30, 201055 Bar
10pm-1am

Monday, April 26, 201055 Bar 7pm-9pm
55 Christopher St, West Village, NYC With Carlo DeRosa, Jon Davis and Drums TBD

Monday, April 5, 2010LIC Bar
Long Island City, Queens 8pm-10pm

Saturday, April 3, 2010The Garage
6pm-10pm

Thursday, February 11, 201055 Bar
10pm-1am

Wednesday, February 3, 2010Fat Cat 830pm-Midnight
My Quartet

Wednesday, January 27, 2010The Garage 1030pm-2am
My Quartet, and prepping for our new CD!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009The Garage 1030pm-2am
My quartet with Jon Davis, John Davis and Carlo DeRosa

Thursday, December 17, 200955 Bar
10pm-1am

Sunday, December 6, 200955 Bar 930pm-1230am
With Jon Davis, John Davis and Nathan Peck. Will be a great show!

Monday, November 9, 200955 Bar 7pm-9pm
With Jon Davis, John Davis and Carlo DeRosa

Thursday, October 15, 200955 Bar- 10pm-1am
Peter Fish Funk Jazz Project

Thursday, October 15, 2009Edgewater, NJ
With Brooke Sofferman Trio Feat Kermit Driscoll on Bass, and myself on Alto Sax

Tuesday, September 29, 200955 Christopher St, NY, NY
10pm-1am My quartet with Jon Davis Keys, John Davis Drums and Carlo DeRosa Bass

Friday, September 11, 2009Smalls-7th Ave and W10th st
730pm-10pm My Quartet with Jon Davis Piano, Carlo DeRosa Bass, and John Davis Drums. Original music!

Wednesday, August 19, 200955 Christopher St, NY, NY
7pm-9pm My trio with Josh Ginsburg bass and Luca Santaniello Drums

Thursday, August 20, 200955 Bar
10pm-1am 55 Christopher St West Village, NYC

Wednesday, July 15, 200955 Bar
10pm-1am with Jon Davis Keys, Carlo DeRosa Bass and John Davis Drums

Monday, July 13, 2009Fat Cat
Featuring Waldron Ricks and Jeb Patton 830pm-1230am

Thursday, July 9, 200955 Bar
10pm-1am

Friday, May 15, 2009Garage 6pm-10pm
Featuring The Great Marvin Bugalu Smith Drums and Santi DeBriano on the bass! These guys havent seen eachother since the days of Archie Shepp!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009Mintons Playhouse
9pm-12am Benjamin Drazen-Sax Jon Davis-Piano John Davis-Drums Carlo DeRosa-Bass

Friday, April 24, 2009The 55 Bar-55 Christopher St.-930pm-1230am
10pm-1am FUNK JAZZ MIX! Peter Fish, Benjamin Drazen, Waldron Ricks, Abe Fogel, Paul Livant, Billy Grant

Thursday, April 23, 2009Gershwin Hotel
8pm-10pm Benjamin Drazen-Sax Chris Massey-Drums Bass-TBA

Sunday, April 19, 200955 Bar 930-midnight
55 Christopher St/7th Ave South With Waldron Ricks Trumpet, Rudy Royston Dms, Josh Ginsburg Bass and John Davis Keys

Sunday, March 15, 2009The 55 Bar-55 Christopher St.-930pm-1230am
Benjamin Drazen-Saxes Waldron Ricks-Trpt Santi DeBriano-Bass John Davis-Keyboard Emanuel Harrold-Drums

Tuesday, March 31, 2009Newburgh, NY
Terrace Lounge 8-11pm with Marvin Bugalu Smith, myself on alto

Tuesday, March 24, 2009Newburgh, NY
This great drummer has worked with all the greats in Jazz including Archie Shepp and Sun Ra. I will be joining him on Alto Sax.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009Plum Pomidor
4009 Broadway and 168th st. 8pm-1030pm

Monday, February 23, 200910 Degrees Wine Bar
121 St Marks and Ave A 8pm-11pm

Saturday, February 14, 2009Garden City Hotel
Private Party

Thursday, January 29, 200955 Bar(55 Christopher st ) 10pm-1am
CD Release Party of our Live 55 Bar record! Peter Fish-Keys Benjamin Drazen-Tenor Waldron Ricks-Trpt Paul Livant-Gtr Abe Fogel-Dms Billy Grant-Bass

Thursday, January 22, 2009The Garage-10pm-2am
Benjamin Drazen-Alto Sax Nathan Peck-Bass Yonathan Rosen-Drums

Wednesday, December 24, 200855 Bar(55 Christopher st Manhattan)
10pm-1am Myself-Alto/Tenor Jeb Patton-Rhodes Nathan Peck-Bass Yonatan Rosen-Drums

Sunday, November 2, 200855 Bar
930pm-1230am Gene Jackson-Drums Carlo DeRosa-Bass Roy Assaf-Rhodes

Thursday, September 25, 200855 Bar 10pmp-1am
Jazz funk on 55 Christopher St! Myself on Tenor with an amazing band.

Saturday, August 30, 2008The Garage
6-10pm 99 7th Ave South. Myself, Morrie Louden Bass, and Jordan Pearlson Drums

Friday, August 29, 2008Martinique Cafe
Broadway and 32nd St-Every friday night

Friday, August 22, 2008Martinique Cafe
Every Friday night 8-11pm. Broadway and 32nd st.

Wednesday, July 16, 200855 Bar 10pmp-1am
Funk and Jazz mix with the Quintet, myself on Tenor Sax.

Monday, June 16, 200855 Bar-7pm-9pm
with Morrie Louden Bass, Jeremy Bacon Rhodes, and Luca Santaniello Drums. Originals and Standards.

Thursday, June 12, 2008Garage-6pm-10pm
Morrie Louden-Bass, Jeremy Bacon Piano, Luca Santaniello Drums

Sunday, May 25, 200855 Bar-55 Christopher St. Manhattan
With Chris Carroll Drums, and Morrie Louden Bass. Well be doing originals and standards, and free form.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008BB Kings-Downstairs Bar
8pm-11pm with Chris Carroll Drums, Bill Mobley Trpt, Carlo DeRosa Bass, John Davis Piano and myself on Alto.

Friday, April 25, 2008Cachaça-7pm-830pm
Opening for Jeff Tain Watts and Avery Sharpe! 35 W 8th st With Matt Baranello Drums, Red Weirenga Piano and Clovis Bass

Thursday, April 17, 2008The Garage-6pm-10pm
99 7th Ave south. With Clovis on Bass and Quincy Davis on Drums

Saturday, March 29, 2008Smalls-730pm-930pm
Featuring Red Wierenga Piano, Emanuel Harrold Drums and Nathan Peck Drums

Thursday, March 20, 2008The Garage-6pm-10pm
Featuring Jared Gold on Organ and Chris Carroll Drums

Friday, March 14, 200855 Bar-55 Christopher St. Manhattan
Funk and Jazz Quintet with myself on Tenor.

Sunday, March 9, 2008Cachaça-35 West 8th Street
8pm-11pm

Saturday, February 16, 2008Smalls
7pm-9pm. I will be on Alto Sax.

Saturday, January 26, 2008Mintons Playhouse-Harlem
10pm-2am

Thursday, January 17, 2008The Garage
6pm-10pm

Friday, January 11, 200855 Bar
10pm-2am with Peter Fish Rhodes, Myself Tenor, Waldron Ricks Trumpet,Abe Fogel Drums, Paul Livant Guitar, Billy Grant Bass. An Incredible Group in the Headhunters Tradition!

Sunday, December 30, 2007The Garage
11pm-2am with Jared Gold-Organ, Paul Livant Guitar, and Pete Van Nostrand drums

Sunday, September 23, 2007Brooklyn Lyceum Theatre 4th Ave and Union St. Park Slope
930pm and 11pm sets Benjamin Drazen Chris Carroll Carlo DeRosa

Thursday, September 20, 2007Garage-6pm-10pm
with Jeb Patton,Quincy Davis, and Bass TBA

Sunday, September 16, 2007Garage-1130pm-2am
Benjamin Drazen-SAX Chris Carol-DRUMS Carlo DeRosa-BASS

Friday, April 20, 2007Mintons Plahouse
Featuring Waldron Ricks

Monday, June 25, 2007Smalls
Incredible Jazz trumpeter with Benjamin Drazen 9pm-11pm