Besides performing on my 4-and 5-string electric violins pop, country and alternative styles I am an avid fan of swing jazz violin.
The tapping of the brushes on the trap set is keeping up the rhythm,and Benny Brydern takes a Grappelli-inspired fiddle solo, borne on the catchy melody as Klein swings and swoons (LAWeekly)
…straightforward drumming and riffy guitar,overlaid with a killer violin solo by Benedikt Brydern,while the disc-long Battle 7 is possibly the best piece on the album…(AndyThompson, Planet Mellotron, UK)
…Benny Brydern is sure and lyrical on his violin while the the rhythm foundation is rock solid (VintageGuitar Magazine )
…In other words, he plays a hot fiddle alongside the hard-working Steele and they sound good. ( Allaboutjazz.com)
A few CD’s I played on:
All albums are available at CDBaby, itunes and other re-sellers in digital and physical format.
I collect a variety of instruments: Here I am performing on a 1910 StrohViol. Used for early acoustic recordings, later as a novelty in vaudeville shows. Ian Whitcomb on the piano…from the J.Klein Japan Tour Nov.20th, 2004 @Harajuku Blue Jay Way/ Tokyo Photo by: Eriko Oka