Ben Sidran

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14, 1943
Chicago, IL
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14, 1943 (age 75)
Chicago, IL


Described as a Renaissance man cast adrift in a modern world and the first existential jazz rapper.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison beginning in 1961. He joined Steve Miller and Boz Scaggs as a member of The Ardells while there.


He spent time in England as a session musician for the likes of The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Charlie Watts, and Peter Frampton.

Family Life

He was born in Chicago, but his family moved to Racine, Wisconsin, where he began playing boogie-woogie piano when he was only six.

Associated With

He collaborated with many artists as both a musician and a producer, including Van Morrison.