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SB3 - Desert Fast
Benjamin Young began studying violin at age 3 and graduated to double bass at age 16. An alumnus of Berklee College of Music, he’s performed with world-renowned artists including John Oates, Kevin Mahogany, New York Voices, Kurt Elling, Becca Stevens, Mario Jose, and many others. Young’s diverse musical sensibilities range from straight-ahead jazz to top-40 pop music. Now a New York City resident, his latest music ventures include YEStet, a collective guitar trio with Kevin Scollins and Willis Edmundson, folk-jazz ensemble Jade Collective, Sean Britt’s SB3 and the Benjamin Young quartet, a jazz ensemble featuring his original music.
Willis Edmundson began studying percussion at age nine when, after five years of piano lessons, he transitioned to drums. He attended Berklee College of Music and was awarded the Armand Zildjian Scholarship in 2017. During his tenure at Berklee, Edmundson performed with Grammy award-winning artists including Bill Frisell, Gary Burton, Victor Wooten and Kurt Elling. Since graduating in 2018 with a double-degree in Drum Set Performance and Music Business, he has resided in New York City as an active musician and music teacher. Edmundson continues to perform and tour across the country with jazz trio YEStet, Sean Britt’s SB3, pianist Dabin Ryu, the funk band Jeb Bush Orchestra, and many others.
“Ben and Willis are two of my favorite guys in the world! Their personal and musical chemistry makes it so easy to play with them. Whether we’re playing original music or standards I always feel comfortable knowing that they’re going to bring their best every time. It’s a joy to have them as bandmates and friends.”
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