Benje Daneman's SearchParty   //  EPK


August 2018 Release

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LABEL: JCI Records

GENRE: Modern Jazz



Benje Daneman - Trumpet/Flugelhorn

Greg Ward - Alto Saxophone

Ashley Daneman - Voice

Rob Clearfield - Piano

Andrew Vogt - Bass

Jon Deitemyer - Drums

All selections composed by Benje Daneman, except improvised tracks #2, #4, #7 and #9



Light in the Darkness and SearchParty was born out of Benje Daneman's 2015 Artist in Residence with Spark & Echo Arts, a New York City based arts organization who commissions artists to create art to based upon biblical scripture. Based upon the ever present themes of "Light" and "Darkness" throughout the bible, Daneman spent a year creating the 48-minute, 6 movement jazz suite. The composition has been used in both concert and worship settings in churches, colleges and concert series across the country including Luther College (Decorah, IA), Marble Collegiate Church (New York City) and Trinity Lutheran Church (Kalamazoo, MI).  SearchParty is comprised of some of the best jazz talent on the jazz scene today, primarily hailing from the Chicago area. Described as "insightful", "beautiful" and "emotional", the music connects on a deep level with the listener.

Their first album, "Light in the Darkness" is debuting in August 2018. SearchParty, available for both performance and educational residencies, is currently booking tour dates throughout the United States in 2018-2019.

Live Video Performance

"Light in the Darkness" Debut Performance
Marble Collegiate Church (New York, NY)
November 15, 2015

Video Personnel (different than current SearchParty personnel)
Benje Daneman (tpt), Kris Allen (sax), Ashley Daneman (voice),
Rob Clearfield (piano), Ike Sturm (bass), Michael Davis (drums)