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    Ben Schachter
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    City of Birth: Philadelphia
    Current Residence: North Wales, PA
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    Instruments: Tenor, Soprano, Piano
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    Website: http://cdbaby.com/all/schachter

    Ben Schachter is a powerful and original saxophonist and composer. As a leader, he has five recordings on his own label and a sixth in the works. He has performed in the U.S., Europe and Asia with Sam Rivers, Tim Hagans, Conrad Herwig, Jeff “Tain” Watts, John Zorn, Dave Holland, Gary Bartz, Jef Lee Johnson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Uri Caine, George Garzone, Marc Ribot, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Jack Walrath, etc.

    As a composer, Ben has been recognized with grants from the American Composers Forum (2003), Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (2001 & 2005), and Pew Fellowships in the Arts (1999).



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    Press Quotes ”If the news hasn't reached you, then listen up! Philadelphia-based saxophonist Ben Schachter is one of the sharpest improvisers in modern jazz.” AllAboutJazz

    “...a new style of freedom and democracy.” JazzTimes

    “...beautifully arranged interludes offset by passages of boundless improvising...something special is happening here.” JazzImprov

    “...the power of...Dave Holland...or Steve Coleman...the authority of Joe Lovano...” Cadence

    “...advanced harmonic capabilities and fluid, sure-fire rhythmic drive....a personal and present-tense sound.” Philadelphia CityPaper

    “...Schachter writes peppery tunes that tapdance on the subconscious before his searing saxophone takes over to blow down the house.” Philadelphia Inquirer

    “...artistic prowess...reams of finely-honed phrases that contain a trace of lyricism within their full-bodied texture.” Cadence

    “...has a fire in his soul that he vents through angular, topsy-turvy modified bop explosions.” Philadelphia CityPaper

    “...Ben Schachter's Sung/Unsung will blow your mind.” Philadelphia Arts Writers

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