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 Ben  Redwine

Ben  Redwine

www.redwinejazz.com

An accomplished musician devoted to new classical music and old jazz, Ben Redwine is a lecturer of clarinet at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He retired after 27 years in the US military band system, the majority of time serving as the e-flat clarinet soloist with the US Naval Academy Band in Annapolis, Maryland. He has been a featured soloist at six International Clarinet Association ClarFests in the U.S. and Europe, and is in demand as a freelance musician, performing with many classical and jazz orchestras in the Washington, DC region.

In addition to leading his popular traditional-style jazz band, the Redwine Jazz Band, Ben is a Selmer Paris performing artist, and a Canyes Xilema reed performing artist. He has recorded for Mapleshade, Naxos, Big Kahuna, and AmCam record labels, and composed and performed new music for 1920s era silent films featuring actors Charley Chase and Harry Langdon, released on DVD box sets by All Day Entertainment. All of Ben’s recordings can be found at his website, redwinejazz.com.
Ben earned a bachelor of music education degree from the University of Oklahoma, a master of music degree from Louisiana State University, and a doctorate degree at The Catholic University of America, studying clarinet performance with a minor in Latin American music history. He has studied with Loris Wiles, David Etheridge, Steve Girko, Steve Cohen, Ignatius Gennusa, Ben Armato and Paul Cigan.
Founder of the company RJ Music Group, Ben manufactures quality products for discriminating musicians, including Gennusa mouthpieces, the Reed Wizard, and other products and books by Ben Armato.
Ben performs exclusively on Selmer Paris instruments. His equipment list:
SELMER Paris Privilege Bb, A, and Bass Clarinets
SELMER Paris Recital Eb Clarinet
SELMER ParisAlto Clarinet (1920!)