Ben has released five trio albums to wide acclaim: his second, The Spanish Tinge, won the AIR Award for Best Independent Jazz Release; his first was nominated for an Australian Jazz Bell Award; and his third and fourth albums were nominated for AIR Awards. His work has been supported by grants from the Australia Council and other arts organizations, and he was a finalist in the Australian National Jazz Awards. He has toured in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
“Winkelman’s trio of equals approach joyful swing, hard-hitting rock and chamber-like inventions as one big, interconnected thing of beauty.” – Ed Enright, Downbeat
**** "Together, these three tackle thorny thoughts, essay beauty with singular style, and swing hard right down the line at various points in the program. Bouncing between different moods and themes in short order, this trio never misses a beat." - Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz
**** "Three brilliant musicians fly through the music with faultless virtuosity." - Eric Myers, The Australian