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International Musician, Benjamin Furman Vernon to perform at Twisted Fish

August 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Internationally known, but with roots to family & friends in Elk Rapids, Benjamin Furman Vernon to perform at Twisted Fish Gallery.  Saturday, August 19th from 6 to 7pm.

Benjamin Furman Vernon is a pianist, singer and composer born in Santiago, Chile. His original music reflects the sounds he was brought up with, combining elements from the traditions of Jazz, South American Folklore, Klezmer, Tango and Middle Eastern traditions. He graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and is now performing and recording internationally.

Benjamin has performed in stages around the world, including performances in South America (Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia), New York, Boston, Middle East (Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait), Canada and other locations. He performed in “Festival Internacional Jazz a la Calle” (Uruguay), “Jazz Composer Series” (Montreal), “Festival Internacional Jazz Lebu” (Chile), “Boston Green Fest”, “Dar al Athar” (Kuwait) and many more. He collaborates with renowned musicians such as Tsidii Le Loka (“The Lion King”), Tali Rubinstein, Paz Court, Benjamin Walker, Marta Botía (“Ella Baila Sola”), Yousif Yaseen, Yotam Ben-Or and others. He is an active performer in the NYC scene, with presentations in some of the major musical venues of the city.

 His composition “Felina” won the first prize in the 2016 USA Songwriting Competition. As a sideman he has collaborated in various discographic works including “Visions” by Yousif Yaseen, “Ocean Avenue” by Juana Luna and “Embracing Clarity” by Juan Dhas.

Twisted Fish welcomes the community to bring chairs, a blanket & friends and join us on the front lawn of the Cottage Gallery for an evening of great music & camaraderie. Guest are encouraged to bring their own picnic.

All are welcome to this free event, but donations are gladly accepted at the performance.



August 19, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Elk Rapids, MI 49629 United States
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