An accomplished musician devoted to new classical music and old jazz, Ben Redwine is the e-flat clarinet soloist with the US Naval Academy Band; principal clarinetist with the International Chamber Orchestra; and bass/e-flat clarinetist with the Occasional Symphony Orchestra. He is a Teaching Fellow at The Catholic University of America and adjunct clarinet professor at Anne Arundel Community College. He has been a featured soloist at five International Clarinet Association ClarFests in the U.S. and Europe, and is an active freelance musician, performing with classical and jazz orchestras in the Washington, DC region.
In addition to leading the popular traditional-style RedwineJazz Band, Ben is a performing artist for Buffet Group USA, and Canyes Xilema reeds. He has recorded for Mapleshade, Naxos, Big Kahuna, and AmCam record labels, and composed and performed new music to 1920s era silent films featuring actors Charley Chase and Harry Langdon, released on DVD box sets by All Day Entertainment. Ben’s recordings can be found at his website, www.redwinejazz.com.
Ben earned a bachelor of music education degree from the University of Oklahoma, a master of music degree from Louisiana State University, and a doctor of musical arts deegree (with a minor in Latin American Music history) at The Catholic University of America. He has studied with Loris Wiles, David Etheridge, Steve Girko, Steve Cohen, Ignatius Gennusa, Ben Armato, and Paul Cigan
Founder of RJ Music Group, Ben manufactures quality products for discriminating musicians, including Gennusa mouthpieces, the Reed Wizard, and other products and books by Ben Armato.