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World Rising, to be released by Visionsound on is an innovative and vibrant jazz project from keyboardist Ben Dowling featuring a cast of famous friends from the jazz, funk and world music spheres. A gifted pianist with solid straight ahead jazz, funk and even contemporary-classical credentials, he was a student of Third-Stream advocate Ran Blake at New England Conservatory, a protoge of pianist/composer/jazz-educator Calvin Jackson and shares recording, writing, programming and/or touring credits with Earth, Wind & Fire's Al McKay, Jon Anderson, Don Henley, Yellowjackets, Tom Coster and Freddy Hubbard. A leading light in the field of synthesizer programming, he has created sounds for Korg, Weather Reportʼs Joe Zawinul, Madonna and the late Michael Jackson.
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Synd: Jazz Variations, The Harmonic Lounge
Direct: Music Choice, SiriusXM/Spa
Markets include: Boston, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Berkeley CA, Indianapolis, Austin, Memphis, Honolulu, Tucson, Chattanooga, Columbus OH, Wichita KS, Canada
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Ben Dowling's exploration of peaceful elegance on The Path of Peace
In the premier of its ambient multimedia series, Visionsound's The Path of Peace (DualDisc – CD/DVD) is a work that delivers an inter-artistic collaboration combining the contemplative piano music of Ben Dowling, layered over Mark Wagner's original paintings, sketches, and chalk drawings. As something of an event in music industry history, The Path of Peace presents the new face of integrat...
Ben Dowling's 'World is Rising'
World Rising, released by Visionsound, is a jazz project from Ben Dowling featuring a cast of famous friends from jazz, funk and world music. As a gifted pianist, Ben is a leading light in the field of synthesizer programming and has created sounds for Korg, Madonna and the late Michael Jackson. Dowling has focused his most recent project World Rising on a Miles-inspired fusion of jazz, world and fun...