Ben Allison

Bassist/composer Ben Allison is one of a few band leaders working in jazz today who has developed his own instantly identifiable sound. Known for his lyrical melodies, inventive grooves and inspired arrangements, Ben draws from the jazz tradition and a range of influences from rock and folk to classical and world music, seamlessly blending them into a cinematic, cohesive whole.

With his groups The Ben Allison Band, Man Size Safe, Peace Pipe, and Medicine Wheel, Ben has toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, South America and Europe, winning fans and building new audiences with an adventurous yet accessible sound and a flair for the unexpected.

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Primary Instrument

Bass, acoustic

Location

New York, NY

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

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Events

Date Event Time Tickets
May13Fri Ben Allison
Firehouse 12
New Haven, CT
8:00 pm
May18Wed Ben Allison
Smoke Jazz & Supper Club-Lounge
New York, NY
8:00 pm
May19Thu Ben Allison
Smoke Jazz & Supper Club-Lounge
New York, NY
8:00 pm
May21Sat Ben Allison
Tusten Theatre
Narrowsburg, NY
8:00 pm
Jun3Fri Ben Allison
Greenwich Village Neighborhood Church
New York, NY
8:00 pm
Jun16Thu Ben Allison
ShapeShifter Lab
Brooklyn, NY
8:00 pm
Jun24Fri Ben Allison
Mezzrow Jazz Club
New York, NY
9:30 pm

Albums

The Stars Look Very Different Today
The Stars Look Very...
Sonic Camera Records
2014
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Union Square
Union Square
ABeat
2012
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Action-Refraction
Action-Refraction
Palmetto Records
2011
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Think Free
Think Free
Palmetto Records
2010
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Little Things Run The World
Little Things Run The...
Palmetto Records
2008
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Cowboy Justice
Cowboy Justice
Palmetto Records
2006
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  • D.A.V.E.
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    Ben Allison
    The Stars Look Very Different...

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