Benjamin Herman got his first saxophone at the age of twelve. At thirteen he was already playing on the professional club circuit. Within a few years he was appearing with different groups around the world and initiating projects of his own. His fame spread beyond jazz circles in the 1990s when he formed the groundbreaking ensemble New Cool Collective. Having made a name as soloist while still a teenager, Benjamin Herman has appeared on over a hundred records with all kinds of artists, from Candy Dulfer to Misha Mengelberg.
Herman has also built a career in Holland and abroad as a composer. With New Cool Collective as well as with his smaller band’s his gigs are inspired by dance floor jazz, surf and punk music, free jazz and traditional music from all over the world, attracting music fans of all genres as well as straight ahead jazz aficionados. At the same time he has explored in depth the repertoire of composers such a Byard, Monk and Mengelberg.
Edison Jazzism Audience Prize nomination Benjamin Herman & Robin Nolan Trio have been nominated for an Edison Jazzism audience prize for their Swing de Paris EP. Swing de Paris appeared on 27 November, finally fulfilling a twenty-year dream to play together. Now you can vote for your favourite nominee. Click the link below and vote if you [..] »
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- 26-11 ‘Swing de Paris’ EP with The Robin Nolan Trio »
- 16-09 ‘Trouble’ nominated for the Edison Jazz Audience Award »
- 09-01 Trouble by Benjamin Herman is best jazz album 2014 on iTunes »