Funk Manifesto, Ben Powell, Mutima

Tue Mar 27 2018

8:00 PM

The Merrow

1271 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92103

Ages 21+

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Funk Manifesto / Ben Powell / Mutima

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  • Ben Powell

    Ben Powell

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    Ben Powell is fast assuring his position as one of the most versatile violinists of his generation. British born, he now lives in Los Angeles, California after residencies in Boston, Paris and New York. He is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music where he majored in composition and performance.

    Upon hearing the playing of Stephane Grappelli in his early teens his journey into string improvisation was born. Recently, Ben has collaborated on his own recording projects with renown musicians such as vibraphonist Gary Burton, cellist Lynn Harrell and percussionist Peter Erskine. He was the featured violin soloist on the 2016 Warner Bros blockbuster 'Batman vs Superman' scored by Hans Zimmer, and has worked in the recording studios of Los Angeles with artists such as Neil Young, Barbra Streisand and Michael Buble. A lover of Gypsy Jazz, Ben recently performed the acclaimed 'Symphonic Django' suite as a soloist with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra joined by American guitarist John Jorgenson. An experienced performer, Ben as appeared alongside Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Gloria Estefan, Danny Elfman, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli and recently performed as an improvising soloist with Steve Wonder at The Forum, Los Angeles.

    His dynamic work as a violinist makes him a rare commodity in the detailed world of cinematic music. This has allows him regualr opportunities to work with celebrated film composers such as Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat, Danny Elfman, Alan Silvestri, Geoff Zanelli and Bill Ross. He has played on over 30 major motion pictures and countless music album releases.  

    Ben has enjoyed cameo appearneces on prime time television sitcoms The Mindy Project, New Girl and Two and a half Men. The latter saw Ben performing in a scene alongside actors Ashton Kuthcher and Jon Cryer, set in a restaurant where Ben's character was hired to play during a proposal. This episode happened to be the next to last ever episode of the shows record breaking 12 year run.   

    Fusing the improvising worlds with his classical and pedagogy , Ben is truly a musician who transcends boundaries, not only by his own playing but by bringing together such varied musical company to join him in his creative ventures. This was most recently realized on his March 2016 release 'The LA Sessions'. Featuring 26 of LA's finest musicians, Ben assembled an album collecting music from the worlds of Bebop, American Folk, Classical, French Musette, Film, Gypsy Jazz, Fusion, and Traditional Jazz.

    Ben plays an English violin by Alfred Vincent. 

  • Mutima

    Mutima

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Funk Manifesto / Ben Powell / Mutima

Tue Mar 27 2018 8:00 PM

The Merrow San Diego CA
Funk Manifesto, Ben Powell, Mutima
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Ages 21+

Hosted by 91x Loudspeaker's Tim Pyles!