At Just 25 Ben Bastin is fast making waves on the british jazz scene both as a sideman to many of Europes best musicians but also with his own bands and his compoisitons.
Having played all over Europe with artists such as Sarah Gillespie, Gilad Atzmon and Stan Sulzman, Ben is about to embark on the journey of his own album. The Ben Bastin Trio features not only Ben's tour de force bass playing but also his composition and arrangement. The album will be released in April 2011 on Patiche Records. The main band includes John Turville on Piano and Josh Blackmore on Drums, the album also features Amelia Tucker with the Sustain Choir and Raven Bush and Danny Keane from Mulatu Astawe and the Heliocentrics.
2011 promises to be a busy year for this young musician. Touring with Sarah Gillespie promoting her In the Current Climate CD touring his own album and also with the acoustic trio ASK.