Ben Street

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Ben Street
Background information
BornMaine, U.S.
GenresAvant-garde, free jazz
InstrumentsDouble bass
LabelsGM, Tzadik
Associated actsOrange Then Blue, Sephardic Tinge
Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ben Street, and Rodney Green

Ben Street is an American jazz double bassist. Street has performed and recorded with many renowned artists, including John Scofield, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, Ben Monder, Michael Eckroth, Sam Rivers, Billy Hart, Danilo Perez, Aaron Parks, and Adam Cruz, among others.[1][2]

He studied the acoustic bass with former Weather Report bassist Miroslav Vitous.[2]

He is the son of saxophonist and saxophone mouthpiece maker Bill Street and is a native of Maine.


With Anthony Coleman

With Kurt Rosenwinkel

With Jakob Bro

With Andrew Cyrille, Søren Kjœrgaard

  • Optics (Ilk, 2008)
  • Open Opus (Ilk, 2010)
  • Femklang (Ilk, 2012)

With Tom Harrell

With Billy Hart

With Albert Heath, Ethan Iverson

  • Tootie's Tempo (Sunnyside, 2013)
  • Philadelphia Beat (Sunnyside, 2015)

With Ben Monder

  • Dust (Arabesque, 1997)

With Orange Then Blue

  • 1999 Hold the Elevator: Live in Europe & Other Haunts

With Danilo Pérez

  • 2003 ...Till Then
  • 2005 Live at the Jazz Showcase
  • 2010 Providencia

With Sam Rivers

  • 2005 Purple Violets
  • 2005 Violet Violets

With Chiara Civello

  • 2005 Last Quarter Moon
  • 2007 The Space Between

With Lage Lund

  • 2010 Unlikely Stories
  • 2012 Live at Smalls
  • 2013 Foolhardy
  • 2015 Idlewild

With David Sanchez

  • 2004 Coral
  • 2008 Cultural Survival

With Others


  1. ^ Layne, Joslyn. "Ben Street Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Ben Street at All About Jazz". Archived from the original on 3 January 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Ben Street | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  4. ^ "ECM Records".