The trio's repertoire consists entirely of original compositions, some of which are modern reinterpretations of stride and early jazz; others are based on Brazilian and Afro-Cuban rhythms; some incorporate elements of Argentinean tango and contemporary classical music. The result is a dynamic and exciting meeting between the traditional and the innovative, and a balance between the structure of arrangements and the freedom of improvisation. These elements come together to form a sound that is unique in Australian jazz.
The Ben Winkelman Trio's first CD "Stomps, Pieces and Variations" was released 2005 on Jazzzhead to critical acclaim, and was nominated for a Bell Award. In 2006 the trio toured Australia to launch "Stomps," was featured on ABC TV's Sunday Arts program, and appeared at some of the major national jazz festivals. Ben was a semi-finalist in the 2006 National Jazz Awards, and was shortlisted for an APRA Professional Development Award.
The trio's second CD "The Spanish Tinge" was released April 2007 on Jazzhead, also to rave reviews.
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|Number Of People In Act||3 Piece|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||VIC|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||Melbourne|
|Taken From The Release Titled||Odysseys|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Ben Winkelman|
|Media Servicing Date||2010-07-09|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://www.benwinkelman.com|
|Artist Social Network Page||http://www.myspace.com/benwinkelman|
|Online Store Page 1|
|Other website where music can be purchased (URL)||http://www.jazzhead.com|