Bassist Ben Wolfe will be teaching at our 16th annual Jazz Camp and brings his Monk Tribute Trio to the beautiful High Center for our third Spring Concert. Ben has worked with Junior Cook, Jimmy Cobb, Dakota Staton, and the Mel Lewis Orchestra as well as performing with Harry Connick Jr. in live concerts, on TV & radio. Ben was a member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and has also recorded more than a dozen albums and soundtracks with artists including Wynton Marsalis, James Moody, Marcus Roberts, Branford Marsalis, Eric Reed, Benny Green, Carl Allen, and Diana Krall. While performing with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Ben accompanied jazz legends Joe Henderson, Doc Cheatham, Jon Hendricks, Harry "Sweets" Edison, and Billy Higgins, among others. Also a very talented composer, he was recently awarded a grant from Chamber Music America's New Works: Creation and Presentation Program, funded through the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. He brings two immensley talented band mates - Philadelphia pianist Orrin Evans and NYC drummer Donald Edwards fo a tribute to the hundredth year anniversary of the birth of Thelonious Monk.