Ben Ferris Quintet (L-R): Paul Dietrich, Ben Ferris, Nicholas Bartell, Paul Hastil (Miguel McQuade not pictured).
Friday, Dec. 16, Crescendo Espresso Bar & Music Cafe, 7:30 pm
Busy Ben Ferris is a music educator by day and spends his nights playing with so many bands it’s hard to keep track. This event celebrates the release of his debut album, Home. It showcases his considerable chops, honed with UW-Madison’s bass legend Richard Davis, and features illustrious bandmates Paul Dietrich (trumpet), Nicholas Bartell (tenor sax), Miguel McQuade (drums) and Paul Hastil (piano).
Tickets are $7, with discounts for those in attendance on the album, limited-run t-shirts and stickers.