Ben Tyree

All About Jazz user Ben Tyree

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A product of the diverse Washington, DC music scene, guitarist Ben Tyree is a performer and composer of virtuosic ability, infectious groove, and eclectic tastes. All of those elements are placed on stunning display on his latest release, Burn It! LIVE, a blistering live set from the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s prestigious BAMcafé Live series. That album follows his gorgeous, classically-influenced acoustic solo album Thoughtform Variations, ample evidence of his diversity and range.

Tyree studied at DC’s prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts and at Howard University, co-founding the pioneering jazz/hip-hop/rock fusion band Miscellaneous Flux before relocating to Brooklyn in 2002. Since then he’s worked with artists as varied as Vernon Reid, Kyp Malone (TV On The Radio), The Family Stand, Valerie June and Elliott Sharp’s SyndaKit, among others. He performs regularly with Stephanie Rooker & the Search Engine, Michael Veal’s Aqua Ife, and Burnt Sugar: The Arkestra Chamber.

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