Vocalist Ben Black- Jazz Concert for Palestine
Date(s) - 02/17/2024
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sue & Ron, Owners of Fountainhead Gallery
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF), a registered 501 non-governmental organization established in 1991 committed to delivering crucial and life-saving medical relief and humanitarian aid where needed.
Ben Black has performed on the Seattle jazz scene since 1985, and spent two years as a music student at Cornish College. His career also spans new opera-theatre, cabaret, and African drumming and dance. He studied jazz improvisation for several years with pioneer jazz vocalist Jay Clayton.
Ben is proud of his multicultural background, including ancestors from Armenia, Slovenia, Germany, Scotland, and Ireland. He grew up in a military family in which there were a number of musicians. As he was growing up, his parents exposed him to stellar jazz vocalists and instrumentalists of the times, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Sergio Mendes and Brazil ’66, and many of the great Broadway musicals of the 20th century.
Ben’s expressive, androgynous singing style has allowed him to perform multiple styles of music uniquely. Ben Black achieves his unique sound by channeling different genres in the music he writes and performs. His performances are full of energy and passion, which are a must-see for any music lover or concertgoer.
The concert will begin promptly at 5 pm. Please arrive early for general admission seating.