Notes by Ben

Notes by Ben

Ben Thomas plays the vibes and bandoneon, and composes music.



Ben Thomas plays both traditional tango and modern jazz-influenced tango on the bandoneon, capturing the romance and passion of one of the world’s most favorite dance forms.

“The bandoneon is a perhaps more expressive cousin to the accordion and a central element in the sound of tango music…Thomas’ music breaks some molds, but it never abandons a connection to tango’s fiery melancholy, deep sense of groove, and rhythmic drive.” (Earshot Jazz)

Since 2007, Ben Thomas has been playing bandoneon for dancers and listening audiences across the country. With both passion and sophistication, his music combines traditional tango with contemporary trends and original compositions.

He tours regularly with the Atlas Tango Project and was the featured soloist for the 2018 production of Maria de Buenos Aires by the Eugene Opera.

His group’s arrangements are inspired by Troilo, Biagi, Salgan, and Pugliese, with modern influences of Schissi, Mantega, and Piazzolla.

Available for a wide range of events, Ben performs in groups ranging from solo to quartet configurations.

For information about booking, please contact:
Ben Thomas
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