Ben Allison

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Birthday
17, 1966
Birthplace
Connecticut
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
17, 1966 (age 51)
Birthplace
Connecticut

About

Notable as the co-founder of the Jazz Composers Collective, this bandleader, bass player, and composer recorded nearly forty albums between 1991 and 2013. His most well known recordings include Third Eye (1999), Riding the Nuclear Tiger (2001), and Cowboy Justice (2006).

Before Fame

During his childhood years, he trained as a drummer and a guitarist. In 1989, he graduated from New York University with a music degree in bass and jazz performance.

Trivia

He taught at the New School University and became a board member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Family Life

He was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, where he studied during his youth at the ACES Educational Center for the Arts.

Associated With

In the early 1990s, Allison contributed to two albums by saxophonist and bandleader Lee Konitz: Rhapsody and Rhapsody II.