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Ben Perowsky

Biography

Jazz drummer Ben Perowsky was created and raised in NEW YORK; as a teenager he performed behind his dad, bop saxophonist Frank Perowsky, before shifting to back again everyone from Roy Ayers to Wayne Moody to Rickie Lee Jones. An alumnus from the Lounge Lizards, through the middle-’80s Perowsky also co-founded the avant-fusion combo Shed Tribe, later growing into indie rock and roll (the Elysian Areas) and electronica (Liminal); in 1997, he shaped the Ben Perowsky Trio with tenor saxophonist Chris Rate and bassist Scott Colley. The combo’s self-titled debut recording adopted on Jazz Crucial two years later on. He united along with his dad, Frank, in 2002 for Bop on Pop, an recording also offering organist Sam Yahel and released on Jazz Crucial.

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Date Of Birth May 12, 1966
Profession Composer, Music Producer, Drummer
Education Berklee College of Music
Music Groups Elysian Fields
Albums The Stone: Issue One, Blue Wail, Bleed Your Cedar, Ghosts of No, For House Cats and Sea Fans, Dreams That Breathe Your Name, Camp Songs, Esopus Opus, Movin' On, Closure


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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brooklyn's Finest 2009 soloist: drums - as Ben Perowski
What Just Happened 2008 musician
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 musician - uncredited
The Backyardigans 2004 TV Series musician - 1 episode
State and Main 2000 musician: drums
A Brother's Kiss 1997 musician: drums

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Altman 2014 Documentary performer: "Let's Begin Again"
Modulations 1998 Documentary performer: "Trash Can Drums"

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