"Benjamin Cold's performance of my Holy Roller was not only filled with passion, but he truly possesses the soul of the preacher. What an excellent performance!"
Libby Larsen - Composer
Ben Cold is one of those few musicians who possesses the talent to negotiate a wide variety of musical genres. His beautiful sound, his flawless and impressive technique, and his intuitive musicianship are assets that will enable Ben to be a musical force in the world of music for years to come. It has been a genuine pleasure to collaborate with him on many musical projects over these past three years.
Dr. Craig Kirchhoff - Director of Bands, University of Minnesota
"As a composer, writing a full-size concerto specifically for Mr. Cold has been one of the greatest joys of my career."
Ryan Laney - Composer
"Thank you for performing my music with such talent and passion, Bravo!"
Christian Lauba - Composer
"The DMA recital presented by Benjamin Cold on April 13th was highly successful. The program, included works by Husa, Lauba, and Feld. The soloist and his collaborative partners - two pianists and two percussionists, did a splendid job in presenting convincing interpretations of all three works. Bravo!"
Dr. Eugene Rousseau - Professor of Saxophone, University of Minnesota
"Ben possesses masterful tone quality, pitch, intonation, and musicality. He performs with great care, tremendous technique, intensity, beauty, and emotion. He is the consummate musician as a soloist and as a section player. Ben Cold is the complete package."
Dr. Frank Tracz - Director of Bands, Kansas State University
"Ben Cold is one of the most intense sax players I have ever worked with! A truly talented artist, with a great personality full of warmth and wit! I am honored to say he was my student, and hope to work with him again someday—our doors are always open and he is always welcome!
Dr. Wayne Goins - Director of Jazz Studies, Kansas State University
“I was very impressed with the performance of “Con-Tse-To” with Ben Cold and the River Falls Wind Ensemble. The piece is very virtuosic and Dr. Cold played it with expression, brilliance and flair. It was truly one of the best performances of the piece that I have heard. A thrilling performance.”
Dr. Gregory Fritze - Composer