Rising stars, Freddie Benedict + Chris Bland will wow you with a set that spans decades and even countries!
The man can, act, skat, sing, and play the trumpet! Freddie was born from an artistic family, joining a local jazz choir as a child, sent him on his way to becoming the ambitious, and talented performer you’ll see on stage. His vocal talents have seen him play at some of the most sought after concert halls, with international operas and the NYJO from Carnegie Hall, Glyndebourne, and the Royal Opera House to name but a few.
Pianist, collaborator, and friend Chris Bland will be accompanying Freddie on our piano. As another alumn from the NYJO and gaining a prestigious scholarship by the Global Music Foundation, Chris has studied and played with the likes of Bruce Barth, Rene Marie and Perico Sambeat, Denis Rollins, Masa Kamaguchi and Ed Jones. You can find him working with his own Trio, the award winning Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra, Nel and the Elephants, and The Electromagnetic Carnival.
Using the past year to work on collaborative recording projects with Freddie putting together an ambitious repertoire, Around the World in 30minutes. Taking jazz tunes and Freddie’s multi-lingual expertise to bring you a set of select songs, transporting you to France, Spain, America and Brazil! Click here for a little sample.
We are delighted to invite this impressive duo to our piano bar and can’t wait to introduce you.