Ben Street

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Ben Street

Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson
Background information
Born (1949-12-31)December 31, 1949
Maine, U.S.
Genres Avant-garde, free jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Double bass
Labels GM, Tzadik
Associated acts Orange 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, Sam Rivers, Billy Hart, Danilo Perez, and Adam Cruz, among others.[1][2]

He studied the acoustic bass with Buster Williams and 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

With Billy Hart

With Albert Heath, Ethan Iverson

With Orange Then Blue

With Danilo Pérez

With Sam Rivers

With Chiara Civello

With Lage Lund

With David Sanchez

With Others


  1. Layne, Joslyn. "Ben Street Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  2. 1 2 "Ben Street at All About Jazz". Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  3. "Ben Street | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 December 2016.

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