Ben Basile is a bassist, educator, and composer from New York’s Hudson Valley Area. He holds a bachelors of Science in Jazz Studies from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a Music Performance Certificate from The State University of New York at Dutchess Community College. Ben travels the world playing music having performed across 6 continents. Ben has performed, toured, recorded, composed, and arranged music for many groups over his career. Most notably, Ben has been a member of Big D and The Kids Table since 2013 and is a founding member of The Poughkeepsie Jazz Project, a group which has hosted a weekly jazz jam session in Poughkeepsie, NY for over eight years running.
Ben performs an average of 175 shows a year! Click here to see where he is performing next.
Ben is currently available for music lessons! Click here for more information.
*New Album "Do Your Art" from Big D and The Kids Table available October 22nd, 2021. Pre Order It Here!*
“It is rare to find artistic sensitivity, clear thinking, fun-loving attitude, and sincere responsibility all in one person. With these qualities it is no surprise that Ben has achieved so much success so quickly; and the good news is he is still evolving so keep an eye on this guy as I am sure there is much more to come!”
--Dr. Christopher Brellochs