The Ben Dobay Sextet began as a vehicle for original jazz compositions. Although rooted in straight ahead jazz, the compositions began to extend beyond those traditional bounderies. This quickly grew to include spoken word and poetic forms. Our recording career was launched with the release of our first album entitled 'Peace.' This album is a mix of horn-driven swing and funk as well as some sensitive quartet work. The second half of the album is comprised of the 'William Blake Suite.' This series of songs brings to fruition Ben's study in poetry and music as complementary art forms. Our performance career began with a 'standing room only' CD release show at the Nucleus Cafe in Eau Claire, WI. Wherever they play, the Ben Dobay Sextet strives to bring music to the community through inventive musicianship and honest poetry.
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