Ben Hendry

A stalwart of the Melbourne jazz and improvised music scene, Ben is one of
Melbourne's most sought after drummers. Renowned for his delicate touch at
the drums, he has graced the stages in the UK and North America.

A stalwart of the Melbourne jazz and improvised music scene, Ben is one of
Melbourne's most sought after drummers. Renowned for his delicate touch at
the drums, he has graced the stages in the UK and North America - a drummer
who can support and contribute to every type of music, from hilarious comedy
acts to driving a jazz group. Given time he also teaches in schools. He
relishes the opportunity to play this quartet's intensely colourful and
controlled music. Ben has performed throughout Australia and the UK in clubs
such as the Basement (Sydney) and Bennetts Lane (Melbourne), he has also
played at major events and venues like the Sydney Opera House and and the
Melbourne Concert Hall as well as major festivals like the Wangarata Jazz
and Blues Festival, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and the fringe
festivals in Edinburgh, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. Ben was a member of
the winning ensembles of the Atheneium Awards for musical excellence in 2003
and 2004.

Performing as The Alan Lee/Jo Abbott Jazz Quartet

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Music Of John Lewis

Performer: Drums

John Lewis' music combines romantic and classical, blues and jazz. These pieces were originally written for the Modern Jazz Quartet, and here they live on, freshly interpreted by Alan Lee (vibraharp), Jo Abbott (piano), Ivan Rosa (bass) and Ben Hendry (drums).