One of the most accomplished drummers of his generation, Ben Perowsky’s notable career has placed him among a small vanguard of players able to move between jazz, experimental music and cutting edge pop and rock. Ben began his early performing life with jazz legend James Moody, pop songstress Rickie Lee Jones and R&B star Roy Ayers. He went on to tour and record with Miles Davis’ sidemen Bob Berg, Mike Stern and later John Scofield. Ben  has collaborated with numerous artists since then including Elysian Fields, Joan as Policewoman, Uri Caine, Steven Bernstein, John Zorn, Ronnie Cuber, Dave Douglas, Walter Becker and John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards.

Amidst his busy sideman/recording career, Ben created and co-led the band Lost Tribe who released three critically acclaimed records. He released Ben Perowsky Trio on his fathers label JazzKey Music, LTD in 1999 from which the title Segment was used in the Will Farrel movie Talegega Nights. In 2003 he released Camp Songs for John Zorn’s Tzadik label. In 2006 Ben created his own label, El Destructo Records with two releases to date: El Destructo: Volume I, a blending of dark ambient dub improv and El Destructo: Volume II Moodswing Orchestra which expands on this idea, adding 4 more instrumentalists and 5 well-known vocalists.  Also in ‘06 Ben formed the Red Cred Quartet with Chris Speed, John Medeski and Larry Grenadier. They meet regularly in the Catskill mountains to play concerts.  In 2007 Ben played on the disco hit song “Blind” by Hercules and Love Affair. Inspired, Ben introduced Diva, a disco inflected roaming, improvised dance party built for chance special guests. In the Spring of 2009 The Ben Perowsky Quartet: Chris Speed, Ted Reichman and Drew Gress  released a CD entitled Esopus Opus featuring Ben’s latest compositions and arrangements on  Skirl records.

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