Verdery: Scenes From Ellis Island
Format: COMPACT DISC
Verdery, Benjamin; Diabaté, Hawa Kassé Mady; Powis, Simon; Martin, Mark; Monegatto, Guilherme Nardelli
Guitarist and composer Ben Verdery's "Scenes from Ellis Island" contains selections of his eclectic solo and ensemble music. Verdery's broad sources of inspiration include world music traditions, gospel, pop music, history, philosophy, and of course virtuosic guitar composition, combining these together in music that resonates with an expansive humanism. Hailed for his innovative and eclectic musical career, Benjamin Verdery tours regularly throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, performing at venues and festivals including Ottawa ChamberFest, 92Y Kaufmann Auditorium, Verona Guitar Festival, Guitar Festival of Belgrade, International Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Taxco (Mexico), Theatre Carré (Amsterdam), the International Guitar Festival in Havana, Wigmore Hall (London), and Metropolitan Opera in New York. As a recording artist, Ben has released more than 15 albums.