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Welcome to the website of pianist / organist Ben Paterson.  Here you can find News, Photos, Audio / Video, as well as information about my CD's and upcoming projects.  Hope you enjoy the site, please sign up for my mailing list on the right to receive performance updates, as well as a free MP3 download from my latest CD.  Hope to see you at a show sometime soon!  Best wishes to you all.
 

Ben Paterson - Live at Van Gelder's 

Hello everyone,

I'm excited to announce the release of my newest organ trio CD:

Ben Paterson Trio - Live at Van Gelder's.

This was an amazing project, recorded live in front of an audience at the legendary Rudy Van Gelder recording studio.  I'm joined by my good friends Ed Cherry on guitar and Jason Tiemann on drums, as we play a collection of some of our favorite Jazz standards and Blue Note classics. The record is available now at www.cellarlive.com.

Check out this video about our experience in the studio, and how this trio came together.  Hope you enjoy!

Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition 

I'm excited to announce that I was chosen as the First Place Winner this past weekend at the inaugural Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition! 

I'm especially honored since all the other finalists were exceptional musicians and incredibly nice people. It was great to meet and perform for Mr. Marsalis and all the other judges, many thanks to everyone involved.  Excited to see what opportunities come from this.

 

New Videos! 

Hello everyone, just wanted to share with you some new videos from my recent CD release at Mezzrow Jazz Club in NYC.  It was a great night, with a packed audience and a beautiful energy in the room. 

These videos feature the same trio that can be found on my newest CD, That Old Feeling.  Available here on this site under the 'New CD' tab, or at www.cellarlive.com

Winter Europe Tour  

Hello Everyone!

I'm very excited to be heading to Europe soon for 3 weeks worth of gigs.  I'll be heading to Switzerland, Italy, and Sweden.  If you're in the region I hope you'll come say hello!  Schedule details below:

Switzerland:

February 20th - 24th -  Ben Paterson Trio at Marian's Jazz Room,  Bern

Italy: 

February 25th - Alhambra Jazz - Frosinone 
February 27th - Jam Session MiSvago - Casoria, Naples 
February 28th -  Pordenone 
March 2nd - Music Art - Naples
March 3rd - Bebop Jazz Club - Rome

Sweden:

March 5th - E Street - Sundsvall ca 19.30
March 6th - Hudiksvall ca 19.30
March 7th - Obacka Jazz o Blues - Härnösand ca 20.00
March 8th - Gamla Teatern - Östersund, 19.30
March 9th -  Ovik Brux - Örnsköldsvik ca 19.30 
March 10th - Skellefteå Alvy (Lunch concert) 13:00 
March 11th - 2 KÖK Acusticum KL 15.00

 

 

January Tour / CD Release 

Happy New Year everyone! 

I hope 2017 was a great year for you all, looking forward to seeing what 2018 brings. 

Thanks to an incredible showing of support by fans and friends around the US and overseas, I was able to complete my newest CD: That Old Feeling!  I wanted to let you know about some CD release shows I've got coming up in New York, Canada and the Mid-West.  I hope to see you there! 

January 12th:  Mezzrow Jazz Club, NYC, 11:00 PM 
January 13th:  APAP Showcase, 4th Floor New York Hilton, 2:30 PM 
January 18th/19th/20th:  Jazz Bistro, Toronto, 9:00 PM 
January 23rd:  Cliff Bell's, Detroit, 8:00 PM 
January 25th:  Jazz Estate, Milwaukee, 9:00 PM 
January 26th/27th:  Winter's Jazz Club, Chicago, 7:30 PM 
February 8th:  Mezzrow Jazz Club, New York CD Release Party, 8:00 PM 

Ben's New CD - That Old Feeling - Coming Soon! 

Hello Everyone,

I'm proud to announce that my new CD, That Old Feeling, will be released in early February on the Cellar Live Record Label!

This CD has been possible because of the incredible support and generosity of everyone who contributed to my recent Kickstarter campaign.  I can't thank you all enough!

More on the CD to come, but keep an eye out for some pre-release shows in January and February in Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Switzerland and Sweden.  Check the schedule page for more info, I hope to see you there!

Thanks again and best wishes!

Ben Paterson

Kickstarter Announcement - Help Ben Make His Next CD! 

Click Here To Visit Ben's Kickstarter Campaign

Hello everyone,

I hope the summer has been treating you well!

I wanted to let you know that I'm currently working on putting together my next recording project, and to ask for your help in making it happen.  

This CD project, "That Old Feeling" will continue the tradition of infectious, bouncy swing inspired by the trios of Oscar Peterson and Nat King Cole.  It doesn't usually get much attention in the press these days, but it's a type of swing that first made me fall in love with Jazz, and from traveling and performing all over the world, I know there are many others who feel the same way.  

I hope you'll help me make it a reality! Check out the video above for more information, or you can find the link to my Kickstarter Campaign below.  Thank you!

 

 

Happy New Year! 

Happy 2017 everyone!  Hope the New Year is starting off well for you all.

One of the things I'm looking forward to this year is to keep working with this piano/bass/guitar style trio I've been loving lately. Here's a clip of us performing at Mezzrow in NYC a few weeks back, playing the classic Jazz standard You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To.  I'm joined by George Delancey on the bass, and one of the hardest swinging guitarists I know, Chris Flory.

Hope you enjoy!  Best wishes for the New Year.
 

Ben Paterson Trio - When I Grow Too Old To Dream 

Been working a lot lately in an old-school piano / bass / guitar format, and I really like it!  It allows me to dig into some of my favorite material by Nat King Cole and Oscar Peterson. 

Here's a version I recorded recently of the classic standard: 'When I Grow Too Old To Dream.'  Hope you enjoy!
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Aug17

West Coast Tour w/ Cory Weeds

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TBA

For Once In My Life (MP3)

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New York based keyboardist and composer Ben Paterson is probably best known for his work as a pianist, notably as long-time sideman to Chicago saxophone giant Von Freeman, and as leader of his own trio. That may change however with his newest release. Here, Paterson shows why he has quickly become one of the top Hammond B3 players on the jazz scene today, combining influences from his former hometown of Chicago, and from his more recent surroundings in New York City. He is joined on this disc by two phenomenal sidemen, Peter Bernstein on guitar, and George Fludas on the drums, each representing a connection to these two great cities. Together this trio follows Paterson's lead, bringing a unique style and sound to the classic organ trio format.

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  1. 1 Cubano Chant 06:00
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  2. 2 I'll Close My Eyes 06:40
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  3. 3 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover 04:16
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  4. 4 Cry Me A River 06:05
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  5. 5 For Once In My Life 07:50
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  6. 6 Decision 03:54
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  7. 7 Nutville 04:25
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  8. 8 Blues For C.F. 04:51
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  9. 9 Near Miss 04:59
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  10. 10 We'll Be Together Again 04:51
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  11. 11 I've Never Been In Love Before 06:29
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Essential Elements (MP3)

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Released in 2013, this record features a mix of originals and jazz standards along with hits by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and The Beatles. Ben Paterson - Piano, Joshua Ramos - Bass, Jon Deitemyer - Drums

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  1. 1 Golden Lady 05:34
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  2. 2 Here, There, and Everywhere 04:45
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  3. 3 Back On Track 06:19
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  4. 4 Around The Block 03:33
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  5. 5 I Can't Help It 04:16
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  6. 6 Lucky Southern 03:46
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  7. 7 I Should Care 04:20
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  8. 8 The Good Stuff 04:12
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  9. 9 St. Marks Place 05:04
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  10. 10 Mor 03:43
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  11. 11 I've Never Been In Love Before 05:34
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  12. 12 Hard Times 03:39
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  13. 13 You're My Everything 04:34
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