The Redwine Jazz Band performs popular music from the early part of the twentieth century. Their goal is the promotion, perpetuation, and performance of traditional jazz. The band can consist of two to seven musicians. The core of the band includes Ben Redwine, world famous guitarist Tom Mitchell, and bassist John Previti.
Bandleader Ben Redwine is an accomplished musician devoted to new classical music and old jazz. Ben is also the e-flat clarinet soloist with the US Naval Academy Band in Annapolis, Maryland, a Buffet Group USA performing artist, and a Canyes Xilema reed performing artist. Ben has recorded for Mapleshade, Naxos, Big Kahuna, and AmCam record labels, and composed and performed new music to 1920s era silent films. He has been a featured soloist at five International Clarinet Association ClarFests in the U.S. and Europe, and is currently in demand as a freelance musician, performing with many classical and jazz orchestras in the Washington, DC region. Founder of the company RedwineJazz, Ben also manufactures quality products for discriminating clarinetists, including Gennusa mouthpieces and the Reed Wizard.
Tom Mitchell is a hard driving swing/jazz guitar player and singer. His "true to style" interpretations of this music make him a much sought after performer and teacher. Tom's love of swing guitar shines brightly through his playing and his extensive knowledge and appreciation of jazz history and tradition, teamed with a whimsical improvisational style.
Bassist John Previti has won a number of awards for his rare talent. These include WAMA "Wammie" awards for Musician of the Year, Instrumentalist of the Year, and Album of the Year. John has played with a number of amazing musicians including Paul Simon, Doc Cheatham, Charlie Byrd, Joey DeFrancesco, Buddy Emmons, Herb Ellis, Les Paul, Emmylou Harris, Arlen Roth, Johnny Winter, Buddy Charleton, Chick Hall Jr., Dale Watson, Bill Kirchen, and Billy Hancock.