Ben Hauptmann is nationally recognized jazz guitarist. Winner of the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship and 2nd place winner in the National Jazz Awards at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz 2007, Ben studied music at the A.N.U. Canberra School of Music (1998 – 2002) from which he received a B.Mus. with 1st class honors in Jazz performance and the University Medal. Ben has since shared the stage with a diverse range of artists including Mavis Staples, Joss Stone, Katie Noonan, Gurrumul, Lior, Bluejuice, Micheline Van Hautem, Meow Meow, Paul Dempsy, Emmanuel Jal, James Morrison and Tal Wilkenfeld. Internationally he has performed in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Istanbul, New York, Austin, Yogyakarta, Pekenbaru, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wanaka, Rotorua as well as many major Australian music festivals including The Big Day Out, Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, Pyramid Rock Festival, Homebake, Woodford Folk Festival, Splendor In The Grass, Port Fairy Folk Festival and Apollo Bay Music Festival.
Performers: Ben Hauptmann (midi guitar), Arne Hanna (electric guitar), Zoe Hauptmann (electric bass), Dan Junor, (ewi-midi sax) Bill Risby, (keyboard) James Hauptmann (kit)
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