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Ben Perowsky...
Ben Perowsky plays the drums. He's played them since he was 3 years old.
He was born in New York City. He has played with a lot of very famous musicians and has had a lot of fun.

When he was very young, he started playing professionally with big stars like jazz great James Moody, pop songstress Rickie Lee Jones and soul/jazz hit maker Roy Ayers. Ben grew up listening to many kinds of music. You can tell when you hear him play.

Besides the many bands he plays for, he has a few of his own bands. He writes music for them. One is a new four piece band with accordion, clarinet and bass. They're good.

Another band is called Moodswing orchestra. They're good too. There are 7 musicians in that band. Ben put out a cd of a smaller version of this band on his own record label called El Destructo. There is more music on the way.

Some other bands/people that Ben is playing with today are in a list below. Some that he has played with in the past are in a list below that.

now:
Joan As Police Woman (she sings her songs and will save the world)
Uri Caine (he plays piano, composes and decomposes dead classical people)
Steven Bernstein's Millenial Territory Orchestra (they romp and sizzzle)
Ed Pastorini's 101 Crustaceans (they play Ed's really good weird songs)
Chris Speed's Iffy (they play loud, soft and beautiful)
John Zorn (he's avantegarde, experimental and radical)
David Torn (he plays a lot of guitars and makes recordings)
Brice Goggin (he makes records)
Sylvie Courvoisier (she plays the shit in and out of the piano)
Tom Macintosh (he writes music and is a living legend)
Frank Perowsky (he's Ben's dad. he plays great tenor sax and clarinet, and writes music too)

before:
Liminal (with GoodandEvil - Danny Blume and Chris Kelly - brooklyn studio moguls)
Elysian Fields (with Jennifer Charles and Oren Bloedow, they're very cool)
Lost Tribe (co-lead with Adam Rogers and they made 3 cds)
Mike Stern, John Scofield, Pat Martino, and Vernon Reid (they can play guitars)
Bob Berg, Don Byron, Dave Douglas, and Ronnie Cuber (they can play horns)
Salif Kieta (he's an african popstar)
Walter Becker (he's a "Steely Dan")
John Cale (he's in the Velvet Underground)
John Lurie's Lounge Lizards (they wore suits)
records as the leader -
Ben Perowsky Trio (jazzkey music ltd.)
Camp Songs (tzadik)
El Destructo vol. 1 (el destructo records)

Ben wrote music for dance that was shown at - Creative Time (Brooklyn Anchorage), Context, Next Stage, Dixon Place, the Knitting Factory and Lincoln Center.

Ben Plays Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks and handmade bells by Pete Engelhart.

Source:perowsky.com







performed with:

Mike Stern
John Scofield
Chris Potter
Kevin Hayes
Scott Colley
Jaime Saft
Chris Kelly
Danny Blume
Pat Martino
Roy Ayers
Adam Rogers
James Genus
Dave Douglas
Spanish Fly
Elysian Fields
David Tronzo
Phil Magnotti
Fima Ephron
Walter Becker
Marc Ribot
Bob Berg
Jim Beard
Steven Bernstein
Dawn Buckholz
Liminal
David Gilmore
David Soldier
Lost Tribe
The Fertile Crescent
Frank Perwosky
Roy Ayers
James Moody
Rickie Lee Jones
Chris Speed
Red Abbasi
Ralph Bowen Quintet
John Cale
Ricky Lee Jones
James Moody
David Leibman
John Cale
Ronnie Cuber
Giora Feidman
The Fertile Crescent
Gongzilla
Salif Keita
Dave Kikoski
The Lounge Lizards
Evan Lurie
Roy Nathanson
The Whistling Hangmen
David Tronzo
John Medeski
Charles & Eddie
Bob Newirth
Patato Valdez
Larry Schneider
Thomas Clausen

...and many more
































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GLENN PATSCHA - BEN PEROWSKY - MARKUS MILLER




...from Ben Perowksy
Hello Bernard,
I am curently on tour in europe.
I have this one picture of me with me in my computer, see attached.
I will be playing with John Scofield in Switzerland June 10 RUBIGEN.
Thanks a lot, press rolls to eternity,
ben
Ben Perowsky












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