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Ben Monder

A musician in the New York City area for over 30 years, Ben Monder has performed with a wide variety of artists, including Jack McDuff, Marc Johnson, Lee Konitz, Billy Childs, Andrew Cyrille, George Garzone, Paul Motian, Maria Schneider, and Marshall Crenshaw. He also contributed guitar parts to the last David Bowie album, "Blackstar". Ben conducts clinics and workshops around the world, and has served on the faculties of the New England Conservatory, NYU and the New School. He was the recipient of a Doris Duke Impact Award in 2014, and a Shifting Foundation grant in 2013. Ben continues to perform original music internationally in solo and trio settings, and in a long standing duo project with vocalist Theo Bleckmann. He has appeared on over 200 CDs as a sideman, and has released 6 as a leader: Amorphae (ECM, 2015), Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013), Oceana (Sunnyside, 2005), Excavation (Arabesque, 2000), Dust (Arabesque, 1997), and Flux (Songlines,1995).

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Odysseus

Independent Release
2023

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Caught in the Rhythm

Origin Records
2023

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Liminal Silence

Earshift Music
2023

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I Am a Stranger in...

L&H Production
2022

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A Midsummer Odyssey

Sunnyside Records
2022

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Trust And Honesty

Newvelle Records
2022

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Mississippi 1955 Confessional

From: Caught in the Rhythm
By Ben Monder

Just Me, Just Me

From: The Cave of Winds
By Ben Monder

Against Silence

From: The Poets Are Gathering
By Ben Monder

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