COMING SOON: Glen Boldman and the Philadelphia 5

Ben Goldman is the leader of the band Glen Boldman & The Philadelphia 5. Goldman is a dynamic and versatile percussionist, drummer and music educator. In 2017, Goldman was a guest artist and teacher at the Tefen Music Festival in Israel, where he performed with the Faculty Jazz combo and led steel drum masterclasses. When not performing as an associate artist with the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, Goldman maintains an active and diverse performance schedule in Philadelphia playing drumset, timpani, and steel drums. As an educator, Goldman has built a studio of 30 private students and is the instructor of percussion and drumset at Cecil College in Maryland. Goldman holds an MM from University of Delaware and a BFA in multi-focus percussion performance from California Institute of the Arts.

Glen Boldman & The Philadelphia 5 is a fresh take on Jazz. Groove oriented and unique, each song draws from various world music traditions. From the Hindustani inspired “The Slizzard” to the melancholic chromaticism of “December 2017,” the listener will be guided through four moments and moods that have shaped Goldman’s musical experience.



1. The Slizzard 9:41
2. December 2017 10:56
3. The Hip Dip 8:50
4. Klezmerica 9:45

All songs composed and arranged by Ben Goldman
Ben Goldman- Drums
Sam Nobles -Bass
Kevin Cross -Guitar
Blayne Salerni – Trumpet
Andrew Bedell – Tenor Saxophone
Ian Kurlan- Vibraphone

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