Ben Perowsky Monday’s in July residency at The Falcon: "3 is a Magic Number" Especially when it come to Jazz Trios. This July, the Falcon hosts legendary drummer/percussionist Ben Perowsky and friends for a month of Monday night trio sessions not to be missed. Perowsky’s notable career has placed him among a small vanguard of players able to move between jazz, experimental music and cutting edge pop and rock. He cut his teeth as a youth playing drums for the likes of Rickie Lee Jones, John Cale, Roy Ayers, James Moody, Bob Berg and Mike Stern. Broke ground driving back beats for NY bands Elysian Fields and Joan as Policewoman as well as John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards. He co-founded the electric jazz group Lost Tribe and has continued to record and perform with pop and jazz legends such as John Scofield, Belle and Sebastian, John Zorn, Dave Douglas, Lou Reed, Pat Martino, Tegan and Sara, Uri Caine, Steven Bernstein, Walter Becker, Vernon Reid, Loudon, Martha and Rufus Wainwright. Ben has produced 8 critically acclaimed records to date. He currently plays in a band called RedCred with John Medeski and Chris Speed. He is also the drummer/percussionist for the critically acclaimed musical by Anaïs Mitchell, “Hadestown”. 7/3 Steven Bernstein & John Medeski 7/10 Scott Colley & Adam Rogers 7/17 Cyro Baptista & Billy Martin 7/24 Matt Munisteri & Danton Boller 7/31 Jamie Saft & Brad Jones (New Zion Trio) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7/17 Cyro Baptista & Billy Martin There was an incredible samba band called Pe De Boi that Ben watched playing all over NYC in the 1980’s. They wore bright blue coveralls and always brought an amazing party. Cyro and Billy were both integral members of this band led by the late great Guilherme Franco. Ben met Billy sometime in the late 80’s sharing the stage in double bills with Medeski Martin and Wood. Cyro and Ben performed and recorded with John Zorn, Joseph Arthur and most recently Jamie Saft’s New Zion Trio.