From the venue:
Saxophonist and composer, Dr. Ben Nichols, has travelled across the globe, performing at large venues, intimate city concerts, and countless jazz festivals throughout North America, South America and Europe. He is known internationally for his expressive sound and energetic artistic style. He is frequently asked to play in many genres and has performed and recorded with contemporaries such as: Ben Wendel (GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist), Wycliffe Gordon (Juilliard Instructor), Jon Faddis (GRAMMY-nominated trumpeter), Jeff Coffin (three-time GRAMMY-winning saxophonist), Eric Marienthal (GRAMMY-winning saxophonist), Chip McNeill (GRAMMY-winning arranger/saxophonist), Terreon Gully (Christian McBride Band), Chris Buono (Flaming Headless Torsos), Brian Bromberg (GRAMMY-nominated bassist), Steve Smith (legendary drummer of Journey), Wayne Bergeron (GRAMMY-nominated trumpeter), Kirk Whalum (seven-time GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist), Corey Christiansen (internationally acclaimed guitarist), Noah Preminger (internationally acclaimed composer/saxophonist), Tito Carrillo (Kurt Elling, Woody Herman Orchestra) Justin Copeland, Larry Grey, David Alvarez III (Clayton Brothers), Vaughn Stoffey, Matt Wallace (Maynard Ferguson), Christi Zuniga (Omaha Symphony Orchestra) and Kevina Lam. He has also performed as a soloist with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra and recently performed Jacques Ibert’s Concertino da Camera at the 2021 North American Saxophone Alliance (N.A.S.A.) Conference.