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A Three Tendons Slideshow Tribute
Behind the Scenes-Tonight Show
“Gone With the Wind”
In December of the year 2000 AD the search for the
“Third Tendon” was signed, sealed, and delivered by
the greatest Handwhistler Virtuoso of our generation, namely
Ben “Gone With the Wind” Brenner. The proud owner of a
Master’s Degree in Performance on Bassoon,
Ben has also mastered the piano, tenor sax,
recorder, and vocals for all musical styles.
With the ability to read opera and classical music on sight,
this virtuoso is legendary for his dynamics, phrasing,
amazing duration of notes, and perfect pitch, thus the
“Hand Chamber Blowist” for the “Three Tendons”
is the backbone for harmonies and key accuracy.
Ben’s gifted hands produce a “toot”. While the cavity of the chamber is compressed or relaxed the 2 ˝ octave range is manifested. In 35 years of playing, Ben can locate any note from the highest notes to the lowest in the twinkling of an eye just as a violinist would stroke a note from a string.
Mr. Brenner’s professional wind control and
diaphragmatic vibrato has blended perfectly with
fellow Tendons Bruce Gaston and Jim Rotondo.
Ben is also a professional jugger and enjoys playing
the “Turkish March” on the cheeks of his face.
In addition to appearing on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
with the “Three Tendons”, Ben also appeared on
“The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” in 1979 when
David Letterman was a guest host and gave Doc Severinson
personal lessons on the show. That same year Ben was seen
on the “Mike Douglas Show” with the entire cast of
“WKRP in Cincinnati”, performing his trademark song
“What Kind of Fool Am I?” next to Loni Anderson!!!
“Evening Magazine” also did an excellent segment on
Mr. Brenner that year with all 2 and ˝ octaves
penetrating the airwaves from the future Tendon’s hands.
He also performed at the Lincoln Center with
Peter Schickele’s P.D.Q.Bach Show.
In May, 2001 Ben's incredible timing and accuracy surpassed
music teacher for the Philadelphia School District
when he’s not performing for SRO crowds with the Tendons!
Enjoy Ben's rendition of "Danny Boy"|
with guitar accompaniment by Ken Purcell, via Real Audio
Enjoy Ben's presentation of "O Sole Mio" via Real Audio
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