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.
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)
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.