Ben Waltzer

Ben Waltzer is from Lansing, Michigan and attended high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy, where he won awards from Downbeat magazine and the National Association of Jazz Educators. He then enrolled in a double-degree program at the New England Conservatory - where he studied with pianists Geri Allen and Bevan Manson, and saxophonist Jimmy Giuffre - and Tufts University. In 1991 Mr. Waltzer transferred to Harvard University to pursue a degree in American History and Literature.While at Harvard, he wrote a thesis on the jazz historian, essayist and novelist Albert Murray. He graduated magna cum laude in 1993 and was the recipient of Harvards Braverman Award for artistic excellence.Mr. Waltzer then moved to New York and got a steady gig on New Yorks lower-east side, enabling him to perform with a wide range of dedicated young musicians, including Bill McHenry, Reid... Read more

Ben Waltzer Albums

4 records

Albums featuring Ben Waltzer

3 records