Ben Lanz is a trombonist, tubist, arranger, and sometimes composer based in Brooklyn, New York. Perhaps best known as a member of the band Beirut and touring/recording musician for The National and Sufjan Stevens, he is a busy multi-instrumentalist, performing and recording with many exciting and influential musicians, composers, and performers.
Along with this, Ben has a handful of projects on his own, specifically his groups Lanzendorf, a long form psych-prog collaboration with the Devendorf Brothers and his new solo project, Hoferlanz, as well as solo and ensemble brass and electroacoustic pieces and improvisations of his own composition. He is also an active champion of new music for the trombone, commissioning new works and performing them around the world. Ben completed a doctorate in music from Stony Brook University in 2008, where he studied with an amazing and inspiring faculty and taught a vibrant and stimulation mix of students.