Ben Feldman: Bassist. Composer. Educator.
Ben Feldman (b. 1999) is New York bassist and composer from Seattle, WA. He began playing bass at the age of 13, inspired by his band director at Hamilton International Middle School, Dan Rowe.
He continued on to Garfield High School where he joined the top jazz band and orchestra, as well as the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra. He also received numerous honors including being selected as a member of the 2017 Grammy Jazz Band and the 2017 Vail Jazz Workshop.
While in high school, he quickly began working as a professional bassist, playing with Seattle luminaries including Jay Thomas, Mark Taylor, Dawn Clement, Johnaye Kendrick, Bill Anschell and many others. He has also performed with nationally recognized musicians Stefon Harris, Sullivan Fortner, Dave Liebman, Regina Carter, Joey Alexander, and Matt Wilson. He co-leads the NYC-based bands FRIENDSHIP and Meridian Odyssey, both of which perform in the city as well as abroad. He currently attends Manhattan School of Music and is a student of Ron Carter and Buster Williams.