SIMA is back at the Sound Lounge in 2019 with the ‘JAZZ NOW’ Summer Series and a wonderful ‘guitar’ special to mark the occasion. Winner of the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, guitarist Ben Hauptmann leads a stripped back, fully acoustic ensemble, playing music from his two albums and a collection of new material.
Ben Hauptmann is a prestigious guitarist/composer based on the Central Coast in NSW. Winner of the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship and 2nd place winner in the 2007 National Jazz Awards at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz.
Ben has worked a diverse range of artists including Dr G Yunupingu, Bandaluzia Flamenco, Katie Noonan, Lior, Justine Clarke, Vince Jones, Dami Im, Jack Ladder, Bluejuice, Micheline Van Hautem, Bertie Blackman, Donny Benet, Meow Meow and Tal Wilkenfeld.
Ben has contributed to many recordings including the 2015 ARIA winning The Gospel Album by Dr G Yunupingu, he has released two albums under his own name and has produced and co-produced multiple others.
BEN HAUPTMANN acoustic resonator guitar | FRANCO RAGGATT acoustic resonator guitar | ARNE HANNA acoustic guitar | HARRY SUTHERLAND piano | ZOE HAUPTMANN double bass | EVAN MANNELL percussion
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