Bassist/composer Ben Allison is one of a few band leaders working in jazz today who has developed his own instantly identifiable sound.
Recent performance highlights include Carnegie Hall (New York City), Teatro Manzoni (Milan, Italy), Central Park’s SummerStage (New York City), Auditório Ibirapuera (Sao Paulo, Brazil), The Capitol Theater (Salt Lake City, NV) and Queen Elizabeth Hall (London, England).
Ben performed his Carnegie Hall debut as a leader in February 2012.
Ben has performed and collaborated with a stylistically wide variety of artists including oudist Ara Dinkjian, kora player Mamadou Diabate, saxophonists Lee Konitz and Joe Lovano, legendary performance artist Joey Arias, tap dancers Jimmy Slide and Gregory Hines and US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.
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