Ben The Sax Guy is a 32 year-old indie solo artist. A multi-instrumentalist with over fifteen years of professional experience, Ben The Sax Guy is adept not only at playing four different saxophones (alto, tenor, soprano, baritone), but also on flute, clarinet, vocals, trumpet, melodica, synth, piano, guitar, ukulele, bass, beatbox, percussion, and drum-synth. Ben utilizes a live looping machine to loop all of his instruments and perform both original and cover songs as a one-man band. The songs exhibit a primal groove and have been described as "lo-fi guttah funk." All of Ben's music is entirely self-produced. Ben is known for his animated, engaging stage presence, which has continuously entertained audiences for many years.
In addition to performing solo, Ben also continues his musical journey as both a bandleader and a sideman. Ben leads his own world fusion dance quartet “Ben and Friends.” This ensemble does a combination of original songs along with unique arrangements of songs from many genres. Some of these arrangements include songs by Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, and Magnetic Man. “Ben And Friends” are known to feature guest vocalists, MCs, and DJs. Their sound ranges somewhere between Beats Antique, Prem Joshua, Big Gigantic, Rubblebucket, and the New Deal.
Ben’s consistent, extensive work as a sideman over the last fifteen years are a remarkable culmination of his sheer talent, enthusiastic personality, and passion for musical collaboration. He has performed alongside many notable acts such as Neil Patrick Harris, 10,000 Maniacs, the Bernie Worrell Orchestra, members of Gogol Bordello, The Blind Boys of Alabama, J. Geils, Max Creek, G-Love and Special Sauce, Shawn Philips, the Rebirth Brass Band, Kate Taylor, Jojo Mayer, Thundercat, The Hungry March Band, Puddles Pity Party, and Lord Jamar (of Brand Nubian fame). Ben currently makes regular guest appearances with a variety of top-notch, cutting edge acts such as the Sleep No More house band, Katelyn Richards Band, Wolfman Conspiracy, Motown Tribute to Nickelback, Postmodern Jukebox, Fat Bradley, the Radio Flyer Blues Band, and the Frank Viele band. As a solo performer, band leader, and sideman, Ben’s virtuosic, high-octane performances are well received by responsive, dancing audiences all over the US.