Saxophonist Ben Flocks Featured in New cdza video “History of the Saxophone” and Announces Tour Dates at Monterey Jazz Festival, Stanford Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest and The Blue Whale in Los Angeles
The months following the remarkable acclaim for saxophonist Ben Flocks’ debut album Battle Mountain have been fruitful for the saxophonist. Flocks recently collaborated with cdza as part of their “The Instrumentals” Series to create “History of the Saxophone” a kaleidescopic and comprehnsive undertaking which highlights Flocks’ uncannily apt impressions of everyone from Sidney Bechet, to John Coltrane, and even pop acts like Bob Seger. The video has now ammased close to 80,000 views and is a remarkable document of Flocks’ internalization of the history of his instrument.
Given the vast critical response to Battle Mountain, Flocks’ presence at both TheStanford and Monterey Jazz Festivals should come as little surprise. Flocks was an attendee at The Stanford Jazz Workshop as a teen and is now among its faculty.
This will be Flocks’ second time leading his band at the Monterey Jazz Festival, a festival which he dubs “the greatest jazz festival in the world”.
Ben Flocks’ Battle Mountain Concert Dates
July 21st- Palo Alto, CA - The Stanford Jazz Festival
August 6th - Los Angeles, CA - The Blue Whale
September 21st - Monterey, CA - The Monterey Jazz Festival