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About Benjamin Herman

“Way back, I set myself to be a happy man, and made it” - Louis Armstrong

We are very proud to have one of our heroes starring in our Fall/Winter ‘18 campaign; jazz musician Benjamin Herman.

Benjamin features our Handmade Collection - Black Orchid Line.

At the age of thirteen, Benjamin started playing his saxophone on the professional club circuit appearing with different groups around the world and initiating projects of his own. At seventeen he made his debut at the North Sea Jazz Festival and in the 1990s his fame spread beyond jazz circles when he formed the groundbreaking ensemble New Cool Collective.

Having made a name as soloist and bandleader while still a teenager, Benjamin has appeared on over a hundred records with all kind of artists, from Candy Dulfer to Mischa Mengelberg. His gigs are inspired by dance floor jazz, surf and punk music, free jazz and traditional music from all over the world. Also, he has explored in depth the repertoire of composers such as Byard, Monk and Mengelberg.

We are aficionados of his music and of course love his impeccable authentic style and handmade outfits. There is a perfect match between Benjamin and our Black Orchid Line which presents our completely handmade collection of suits, jackets, shirts, overcoats, ties and shoes.

This year sees the release of new vinyl’s and Benjamin’s 18th full length solo album as well as two albums with New Cool Collective.

Go to Benjamin’s website for a meet & greet during his tour. And of course, have a close look at his wonderful handmade outfit.