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Ben Opie

Ben Opie: reeds, electronics, composition

Based in Pittsburgh, PA

Previously leader of Water Shed 5tet (four CDs), currently leading or co-leading: Thoth Trio (intense acoustic jazz); OPEK (Sun-Ra inspired reduced-sized big band); Sound/Unsound Trio (modular compositions and improvisations), as well as other collaborations and solo performances. Member of Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric Orchestra.

Ben's music straddles traditional and avant-garde directions, more than willing to play standards and ballads one day and open improvisation the next.


Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Creative Achievement Award, 1996



Apr 23 Tue
Thoth Trio
Con Alma
Pittsburgh, PA



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