ben-haup

Biography

Ben Hauptmann is a nationally recognised guitarist based in Sydney, Australia. Winner of the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship and 2nd place winner in the National Jazz Awards at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz 2007. Ben studied music at the Australian National University, Canberra School of Music (1998 – 2002) from which he received a B.Mus. with 1st class honors in Jazz performance and the University Medal. Ben has since shared the stage with a diverse range of artists including Mavis StaplesJoss StoneTal WilkenfeldKatie NoonanGurrumulLiorBluejuiceMicheline Van HautemMeow MeowPaul DempsyEmmanuel Jal and Australian Jazz legend James Morrison. Internationally he has performed in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Istanbul, New York, Austin, Yogyakarta, Pekanbaru  Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wanaka, Rotorua as well as many major Australian music festivals including The Big Day Out, Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, Pyramid Rock Festival, Homebake, Woodford Folk Festival, Splendour In The Grass, Port Fairy Folk Festival and Apollo Bay Music Festival. Ben writes the ‘Lead Work’ column for The Australian Guitar Magazine and teaches guitar at the Jazz Music Institute in Brisbane. Ben has contributed to over twenty recordings including the 2009 ARIA winning ‘secrets and lies’ by Bertie Blackman, he recently released his second album under his on name ‘Lekker’, an electric/acoustic mix, written and recorded primarily using his You Rock Guitar.   Ben’s Website

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