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Ben Hauptmann : Capital Jazz Project 2012


Ben Hauptmann : Capital Jazz Project 2012

  • Date: Friday, 3 August 2012, 10:00pm
  • Venue: The Street Theatre, Canberra — 15 Childers St, Canberra City West, ACT
  • Series: This event is part of the Capital Jazz Project 2012 series
  • Tickets: Adults: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 6247 1223

Event Details

Ben Hauptmann is a 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 ANU 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, Lior, Bluejuice, Micheline Van Hautem, Paul Dempsey, James Morrison and Tal Wilkenfeld. Internationally he has performed in London, Paris, 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. Ben writes the 'Lead Work' column for The Australian Guitar Magazine and also teaches guitar at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. Ben has contributed to over twenty recordings including the 2009 ARIA winning 'secrets and lies' by Bertie Blackman and he recently released his first self-titled release on vinyl and download stickers available at www.benhauptmann.com. For this year's Capital Jazz Project, Ben will be performing music from this release and will be accompanied by his sister Zoe Hauptmann on bass, brother in-law Evan Mannell on drums and featuring (uncle) Colin Hoorweg on drums. A family affair.

'Ben Hauptmann is blessed with one of those restless imaginations that makes his music impossible to contain.' - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald. 'Lavishly produced, Hauptmann's music is as sparkling as the night sky using a breadth of global reference points producing strikingly original effects.' - Peter Wockner (jazzandbeyond.com.au) 'Beautiful music with a surprise around every corner' - Richard Letts, Music Council of Australia. 'This is a very personal and mature voice, revealed both in his playing and his musical vision for his ensemble' - Phil Slater (former Freedman fellow) 'Its quite simply gorgeous music; full of life, ideas, depth, beauty & integrity' - Steve Hunter (Composer/Bassist)

Box office opens 9pm. Show starts at 10pm All tickets $25 Save up to 20% on Capital Jazz discount packages: see website for details or ring the box office Street 2 - Cabaret Seating Reserved | Duration - 90 minutes

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 6247 1223 or by email to ushers@thestreet.org.au

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