A musician in the New York City area for over 30 years, Ben Monder has performed with a wide variety of artists, including Jack McDuff, Marc Johnson, Lee Konitz, Billy Childs, Andrew Cyrille, George Garzone, Paul Motian, Maria Schneider, Louis Cole, Marshall Crenshaw and Jandek. He also contributed guitar to the David Bowie's album, Blackstar.
Monder was the recipient of a Doris Duke Impact Award in 2014, and a Shifting Foundation grant in 2013. He continues to perform original music internationally in solo and trio settings, and in a long standing duo project with vocalist Theo Bleckmann. He has appeared on over 200 albums and has released 7 as a leader including Day After Day (Sunnyside, 2019) Amorphae (ECM, 2015), and Flux (Songlines,1995).