Ben Lerner is an outstanding young artist who has quickly established himself as one of the emerging voices in Jazz and on the Alto Saxophone in Australia. Since moving to Sydney in 2020, Ben has received the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Scholarship, and has played with the likes of Mike Nock, Steve Barry, Jonathan Zwartz, Hamish Stuart, Andrew Dickeson and many other greats.
Ben has honed his craft under the tutelage of artists such as George Garzone, Immanuel Wilkins, Roger Manins, Will Vinson, Mike Rivett and many more. After forming the Ben Lerner Quartet in early 2021 as an outlet to workshop and perform his original compositions, Ben has quickly found his feet as a band leader.
This has culminated in performing as a part of SIMA's Jazz:NOW summer festival, a seven–gig tour of New Zealand and various appearances in venues around Sydney.
For this special performance, Ben brings back the talents of Steve Barry on piano, Tom Botting on bass, and Alex Young on drums.
“Ben is a fiery soloist who plays with creativity, passion, virtuosity and humour. He never disappoints” - Roger Manins
“His infectious enthusiasm combined with his positive energy and inclusive attitude make this young man a musician to watch. Catch him wherever and whenever you can!” - Mike Nock
Ben Lerner - Alto Saxophone
Steve Barry - Piano
Thomas Botting - Bass
Alex Young - Drums
$35 General Admission
$25 CJC Members
$15 CJC Student Members
Door sales may be available
Performance: 8-10pm with intermission
Presale tickets available from Eventfinda until 7pm on day.