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Ben Sidran Born 14 August Last Played on BBC. Official Links. Ben Sidran. Ben Sidran Biography Wikipedia Ben Hirsh Sidran born August 14, is an American jazz and rock keyboardist, producer, label owner, and music writer.
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Hard to say. When I was 13 I wrote that I wanted to be an electrical engineer.
But what I loved doing was playing boogie-woogie on that old upright piano. When did you first fall in love with music? I must have been five or six. Did you have important teachers along the way that helped shape your musical exploration, if so how did they help you? From the ages of 12 through 17 I had a wonderful teacher who was very patient with me, who made special arrangements of jazz standards that I could cover with my small hands, and that impressed my friends.
As I grew older and started to get little gigs, he helped me figure out what the job was. How has learning an instrument helped you in your life, besides obviously giving you a hugely successful career? In other words, what are some of the positive side-effects you see in your life because of music? Music has allowed me to keep an eye out for any other ways I can hang with people and groove — the idea of a groove, an emotional, rhythmic premise that can happen spontaneously, has become an important part of my life. Finally, being a musician has nourished my sense of humor and my sense of the absurd.
How has playing music influenced you as a parent?
The playfulness of music has given me a grammar with which to hang out with children. Did you ever want to give up playing?