Benji Kaplan, Featuring: Vent Nouveau

Benji Kaplan

Inspired by Brazilian music since early childhood, Benji Kaplan releases his 4th album, Chorando Sete Cores (Crying Seven Colors), mixing harmonies and melodies reminiscent of
neoclassical, romantic and impressionistic period music combined w Brazilian inspired melodies and rhythms like maracatu, samba, baião, choro, bolero and maxixe. His compositions are presented on the guitar and deeply colored by the wind instruments, Flute, Alto Flute, clarinet, bass clarinet and French Horn.

The 13 tracks of Crying Seven Colors invite the listener to gain insight in to a world of Brazilian music in a unique format, in which the guitar strips itself of the leading role and merges with the sonority of the winds, forming a set in which each element is essential for the narrative. More than a succession of individual pieces, the album presents itself as a continuous journey that
portrays deep influences of both North American and Brazilian scenarios, in elaborate arrangements that demonstrate the musicality as well as the high technical level of the instrumentalists.

Benji has performed in a wide array of venues such as Cornelia Street Cafe, Dizzy’s Club, Rubin Museum of Art, Zinc Bar, Nublu, and the legendary Rio de Janeiro club “Beco das Garrafas” (Bottles Bar) among many others.

Vent Nouveau

Some of the finest wind and brass players in the New York area have come together to form a new ensemble that brings the best music for winds, brass, and percussion to all sorts of great places. Vent Nouveau is dedicated to bringing attention to the wide variety of underperformed repertoire for winds and brass. It is the first group of its kind in the NYC area.



GA Seated || Please note, there is a two drink minimum in the room.

Advance tickets are available online until 5:30PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime.

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