Ben Monder


Ben Monder is one of the most respected and influential guitarists in the world today.  A musician in the New York area for 25 years, he has performed with a variety of artists, including Jack McDuff, Marc Johnson, Lee Konitz, George Garzone, Tim Berne and Kenny Wheeler. He is a regular member of the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra and performed with the late Paul Motian Octet, as well as being a first call for many other projects across the globe. He has conducted clinics and workshops around the world, and served on the faculty of the New England Conservatory from 2002-2005. Ben continues to perform original music internationally with his own quartet, trio, and in a duo project with vocalist Theo Bleckmann. He has appeared on over 100 CDs as a sideman, and has released a number of critically acclaimed as a leader and co-leader: Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013), Bloom, with[Bill McHenry (Sunnyside, 2009), At Night, with Theo Bleckmann Songlines, 2007), Oceana (Sunnyside, 2005), Excavation (Arabesque, 2000), No Boat, with Theo Bleckmann (Songlines, 1997), Dust (Arabesque, 1997), Flux (Songlines, 1995)