Ben Perowsky Ben Perowsky

Perowsky’s notable career has placed him among a small vanguard of players able to move between jazz, experimental music and cutting edge pop and rock. As a teen in NYC, he appeared with Dizzy Gillespie as well as Cecil Taylor and was soon playing with artists such as Rickie Lee Jones, John Cale (Velvet Underground), Roy Ayers, James Moody, Bob Berg, Mike Stern and Michael Brecker. Later he played in NY bands Elysian Fields and Joan as Policewoman as well as John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards. He Co-founded the electric jazz group Lost Tribe and has continued to record and perform with Rock, Pop and Jazz legends such as John Scofield, Belle and Sebastian, John Zorn, Darryl Jenifer (Bad Brains), John Medeski (MMW), Dave Douglas, Lou Reed, Mike Stern, Tegan and Sara, Uri Caine, Steven Bernstein, Lizz Wright, Walter Becker (Steely Dan), Vernon Reid, Salif Keita, Loudon, Martha and Rufus Wainwright, and Trixie Whitley. Ben has produced 8 critically acclaimed records to date. He also co- produced and launched the Woodstock Jazz festival in 2014 and is the drummer/percussionist for “Hadestown”, 8 Tony award winning Best Musical on Broadway by Anaïs Mitchell.

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Albums by Ben Perowsky

Album Upstream by Ben Perowsky


El Destructo Records


Moodswing Orchestra

Sarnia Organ Donor Awareness

Album Esopus Opus by Ben Perowsky

Esopus Opus

Skirl Records


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