|Birth name||Benjamin Jonah Wolfe|
August 3, 1962 |
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Origin||New York City|
|Labels||Mons, Amosaya, Planet Arts, Maxjazz, Posi-tone|
|Associated acts||Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr.|
Ben Wolfe is an American jazz bassist who has performed in groups with Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., and Diana Krall.
Benjamin Jonah Wolfe was born in Baltimore and raised in Portland, Oregon. He was a member of his high school band, playing tuba and trombone, and a member of pop music groups, in which he played bass. In college he started playing double bass, with some lessons from Ray Brown. In the mid-1980s he went to New York City, where he played with Junior Cook, Dakota Staton, and Duke Jordan. He formed a duo with Harry Connick Jr. in 1988 and became a member of Connick's big band. In the early 1990s he toured and recorded with Wynton Marsalis's septet and then became part of Marsalis's Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in 1995. He has also played with Wynton's brother, Branford Marsalis, in addition to Frank Kimbrough, Marcus Roberts, and Mary Stallings. In 1997 he went on tour with singer Diana Krall.
|1997||13 Sketches||Mons Records|
|2001||Murray's Cadillac||Amosaya Records|
|2004||My Kinda Beautiful||Planet Arts|
|2008||No Strangers Here||Maxjazz|
|2010||Live at Smalls||Telescope|
|2013||From Here I See||Maxjazz|