Biographies

Ben Tyree

Guitarist Ben Tyree is a virtuoso performer and composer who studied at Duke Ellington School of the Arts and at Howard University in DC. He co-founded the pioneering jazz/hip-hop/rock fusion band Miscellaneous Flux before relocating to Brooklyn in 2002. He has worked with a variety of artists in the field, including Vernon Reid and Kyp Malone (TV On The Radio), and performs regularly with Stephanie Rooker & the Search Engine and Michael Veal’s Aqua Ife. His latest release, Burn It! LIVE, from the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcafé Live series, follows his classically-influenced acoustic solo album Thoughtform Variations.