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Ben Stapp

Tubist and composer, Ben Stapp, is on the forefront in New York’s creative music scene.

About Me

Ben Stapp, a composer and performer residing in Queens, New York is shaking things up at home and abroad. His group, the Zozimos, serves as a secret weapon for creating new works. It’s a modular group where ideas are work-shopped, improvisers can be allowed to run wild, and complex writing can be executed at the drop of a hat. The group has received awards including 1st place in the Bob Stewart Tuba Competition at the 38th Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, a Roulette Large Ensemble Commission, and most recently, the Jerome Roulette Commission for his Opera, “Myrrha’s Red Book”. …one of the best discs of the week and unlike anything I’ve reviewed in recent times. Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG Myrrha’s Red Book, Act 1 by Ben Stapp & the Zozimos is a record bursting with compositional ideas that are matched by equally sophisticated musicianship. Stapp’s imagination is limitless, his influences truly diffuse, and he realizes his vision due to a type of daring that few artists possess. This record is certain to appear on a number of best of 2015 lists. — Cisco Bradley, Jazz Right Now Stapp has performed, recorded, and/or toured with several top-tier ensembles from a variety of musical disciplines including such groups as Red Baraat, the International Contemporary Ensemble(ICE), Joel Harrison’s 19 (Sunnyside), Chia’s Dance Party, Mino Cinelu’s World Jazz Ensemble, the Ben Stapp Trio (Uqbar Music) with Satoshi Takeishi and Tony Malaby, and Stephen Haynes’ Quintet (New Atlantis) featuring, Warren Smith, William Parker and Joe Morris.

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