Brian Nova Big Band w/ special guest Ben Jones

Mainstage Theatre, 216 Union Street, Seattle

Vivify Music Recording Artist and Benedetto Guitar Artist, Brian Nova, is considered one of the top Jazz Guitarists/Vocalists in the nation, according to Jazz Improv Magazine. Joe Pass said of Nova: ‘I feel Brian is one of the finest Jazz Guitarists on the scene!’ He has the distinction of being the only guitarist who was mentored by, and toured with the two titans of Jazz guitar: Herb Ellis and Joe Pass. Rock Icon, Steve Miller, says: ‘I’ve met and known a lot of guitarists in my career, and ‘B’ is the best guitarist I’ve ever met.’ Nova performs, and records, as a solo artist with his Trio, Quartet, and his 18-piece Big Band. Brian is on Arturo Sandoval’s Grammy Award Winning CD, ‘Dear Diz’, which garnered a Grammy and 3 Latin Grammys in 2013 on Concord Records. Brian was also featured at the Iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem for Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th Birthday Celebration along with Liz Wright, Monica Mancini, Patti Austin, Andra Day, Cassandra Wilson, Ledisi and many others.

Ben Jones is an award-winning singer, comedian, storyteller and actor who has entertained audiences worldwide. He's shared the spotlight with the likes of Rita Moreno, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kurt Elling, Nathan Gunn, and many others.

Ben made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2021, performing in Carnegie Hall’s Voices of Hope festival. His most recent theatrical turn was as Sid Sorokin in The Pajama Game in San Francisco, for which he received the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Performance in a Musical. Ben's newest one-man show, Let Me Be Frank, is on tour now, and Brian is excited to have Ben joining him and his Big Band for some wonderful renditions and some new material. It should be an incredible night of music!

$25 General // $30 Premium