The Huffington Post described the music of Ben Morris (b.1993) as “lovely… his adoration of jazz piano colors most of his work.” A New Jersey native, Ben studies composition at the University of Miami. Active in concert music, jazz, and film scoring, he has studied with Lansing McLoskey, Eric Ewazen, Chet Biscardi, Missy Mazzoli, Brian Lynch, Gary Lindsay, among others. The Pulse Trio, members of the American Modern Ensemble and the Cleveland Orchestra, Eliot Gattegno, Resound Duo, The Living Earth Show, Imani Winds, and the UM Concert Jazz Band have performed his music. Ben received an ASCAP Morton Gould Award, a NJMEA Composers Award, and a Klezmer Company Orchestra Composer’s Prize, was featured three times on the Festival Miami Emerging Composers Competition, and scored Telly Award-winning videos for 21st Century Oncology. Ben attended the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival and New Music on the Point and interns with film composer Michael Bacon in NYC.
LISTEN: Glassbottom for Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Violin, Double Bass, Piano
Zach Pulse, Oboe; Nick Gallas, Bass Clarinet; Leah Kettlekamp, Violin; James Sullivan, Contrabass; Clare Longendyke, Piano