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Ben Golder-Novick  Edgy multi-instrumentalist with charismatic stage presence. Blustering sax solos, quirky clarinet riffs, flute, melodica, Buddhist, 100% creativity.

#TBT to just last week, when I subbed for two shows for the EPIC Smokey Joe’s Cafe. I was filling in for the great @brandonwrightsax. I’m very thankful for this action-packed experience. It was sooooo much fun! It involved playing three instruments, learning 40 songs (each song segue-ing right to the next!), putting together this fun costume, and well, plenty of surprises! Friends- there are only two weeks left to see this amazing show. You better see it! I won’t be in the show, but it’s a must-see! Thanks to Brandon and thanks also to MD extraordinaire @matt_oestreicher for having me be a part of this show last week! #smokeyjoescafe @smokeyjoesshow

A return to #EVS tonight! East Village Social. Corner of St. Marks and Avenue A. The Owlz! Free show!





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Tonight’s the night! Gonna rock out with @speakeasystreets. All originals! My debut at Brooklyn Bowl!





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The Overlook. Not to be confused with The Overlook Hotel. (Oooo scary!) Good to be back in CT for a second, rocking out with my longtime friends Pandemonium.

I don’t even know to say about this lol. Most important- no, the sax did not fall on the floor and break. Whew. I’m setting a terrible example for the younger generation of woodwind-ists across the land, my bad. Forgiveness? Anywho, this is from the show last night and gonna do it all over again tonight. Zeppelin Hall in Jersey City, Oktoberfest, 9 PM, free. Thanks to my main man Steve for capturing this ridiculous moment @sweatstagram

Upcoming shows! (Includes tonight)
Upcoming shows:
*10/3 - w/ The Owlz @ E.V.S.
*10/4 - w/ The Owlz @ The Bonnie
*10/5 - Oktoberfest @ Zeppelin Hall (Jersey City)
*10/6 - Oktoberfest @ Zeppelin Hall
*10/10 - Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Stage 42)
*10/14 - Smokey Joe’s Cafe
*10/15 - w/ Speakeasy Streets @ Brooklyn Bowl
*10/17 - w/ The Owlz @ E.V.S.

We’re baaack! The Owlz at E.V.S. Back at it tonight! Free show. Hope to see you there!





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Tonight! As in- now! Back at E.V.S. It’s gonna be all gypsy jazz tunes tonight. And, as visually indicated, I’ll be playing mostly clarinet! Second set will be opened up for a jam session. 8 PM. East Village Social. Corner of St. Marks and Avenue A.

Soooo psyched I got to see #thelateshow today! Thanks @dynastyg for the invite! Maybe we’ll get some air time tonight lol #colbertlateshow

Happy Birthday to my man @scottbradlee! In dramatic fashion, I finished this masterpiece of a book just in time for Scott’s Birthday, and I must say- I was deeply moved on an emotional level. It brought back so many great memories and it gave an inspiring outlook for what’s to come. It was unique to see in print some of the various conceptual conversations that I have had with Scott. Believe it or not- I actually picked up my copy at the library! I highly recommend it, especially to anybody in the arts. Anyway, happy birthday to my man Scotty!

Fun pic from the show last night in Minneapolis! Thanks for the 📸 Gwen Eyster. We played two shows at Dakota. It was great to be back in Minneapolis (I’ve been there five times in the last two years!) rockin’ out in front of a very appreciative audience. These shoes have been 🔥🔥🔥





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