Ben Opie

Ben Opie: reeds, electronics, composition

Based in Pittsburgh, PA

Previously leader of Water Shed 5tet (four CDs), currently leading or co-leading: Thoth Trio (intense acoustic jazz); OPEK (Sun-Ra inspired reduced-sized big band); Sound/Unsound Trio (modular compositions and improvisations), as well as other collaborations and solo performances. Member of Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric Orchestra.

Ben's music straddles traditional and avant-garde directions, more than willing to play standards and ballads one day and open improvisation the next.


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