Ben Flocks Trio

October 30th, 2014

On Sunday Oct 19th at Cornish 2014 Earshot Jazz Festival presented the Ben Flocks Trio.
Santa Cruz-born, Brooklyn-based rising saxophone star Flocks has earned critical acclaim with performances at the Bern, Umbria, and Monterey Jazz Festivals. Growing up, Flocks took advantage of a multitude of musical opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area, attending shows at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center and camp at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, performing with both the SFJAZZ All-Star High School Ensembles and the Monterey Jazz Festival Next Generation Band, and studying with trumpeter and arranger Ray Brown.

In May 2011, Flocks graduated from the New School in New York City, earning a BFA in Jazz Performance, and during the summer completed a two-year mentorship program at the Stanford Jazz Workshop. Flocks now serves on faculty at Stanford and at the Calhoun School in New York. He also teaches throughout New York City schools as part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People programs. Flocks released his debut album Battle Mountain in February, to rave reviews.


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