An American Success Story
Ben Sidran has been a major force in the modern day history of jazz and rock & roll having played keyboards with or produced such artists as Steve Miller, Mose Allison, Diana Ross, Boz Scaggs, Phil Upchurch, Tony Williams, Jon Hendricks, Richie Cole and Van Morrison.
It's been a long and varied journey for Ben Sidran — from playing boogie woogie piano as a six year old in Racine, Wisconsin, leaning into his jazz records, listening to a Blue Mitchell solo "literally like an Eskimo huddled around a fire", to growing up to play boogie woogie piano around the world and, eventually, recording with Blue Mitchell on his first solo album. Despite the reality that Sidran is better known in Europe and Japan than in America—a fact of life for most jazz musicians—Ben Sidran is an American success story.
There Was a Fire: Book
Writing (January 2021)
Jewish Book Award finalist, There Was A Fire: Jews, Music and the American Dream. Updated and Expanded, coming March 2021. New audiobook version available now.
The Ballad Of Tommy LiPuma
Writing (May 2020)
WINNER OF THE 2021 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARD! Producer - Music Exec Tommy LiPuma's storied career recounted in this intimate new book written by Ben.