Benjamin Hunter

Biography

Benjamin is an award winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, community activist, social entrepreneur, and educator. Benjamin’s music explores the intersections of music & art, community, policy, and culture.

In 2016, his America roots duo with Joe Seamons took first place in the International Blues Competition. In 2018, Benjamin composed the music for the critically acclaimed production, Black Bois. With his primary instrument the violin, he is as comfortable playing classical as he is blues and jazz. City Arts Magazine wrote, “ The music he plays not only spans an array of genres but a huge swath of history.” Living Blues magazine wrote, “An unbridled freedom and genre emancipation is evident in Ben Hunter’s music, yet the deep blues are a cornerstone of his style”.

Benjamin Hunter is the founder and director of Community Arts Create, co-founder of the Hillman City Collaboratory, co-founder of Black & Tan Hall, sits on the Seattle Music Commission, and is a teaching artist for JazzEd as well as festivals around the world.

Benjamin is a 2020/2021 Artist-in-Residence at On The Boards, and is a 2020 Artist Trust Fellowship Awards recipient.

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Upcoming Performances

Friday, November 5th at 8:00 pm PDT

The Royal We w/ Julian Priester and Ben Hunter: A Fundraiser for the South Hudson Music Project

The South Hudson Music Project is pleased to welcome you back to the Royal Room for a fundraiser to support the resumption of our role in the historic Columbia City neighborhood!

Join us for an evening of music with The Royal We, featuring:

Wayne Horvitz (piano and keyboards)
Skerik (saxophone)
Alex Guy (violin)
Iván Galvez (percussion)
D’Vonne Lewis (drums)
Geoff Harper (bass)

and special guests:
Julian Priester (trombone)
Ben Hunter (violin)

Presented by The South Hudson Music Project in partnership with The Royal Room.
Tickets to attend this event in-person are available at theroyalroomseattle.com

Past Performances

Saturday, April 24th at 7:00 pm PDT

Live with Benjamin Hunter



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