Ben Sidran: Musician, Composer And 'Space Cowboy'

Dec 12, 2013

Composer, musician Ben Sidran appears at the Jewish Community Center of Kansas City on Sunday December 15.

Ben Sidran is one of those guys who makes your knees buckle.

Piano player. Singer. Author. Composer. Host of the NPR jazz series “Jazz Alive.” Host of the VH-1 television’s “New Visions” series. Peabody winner. Ace winner. Friend of rock ‘n’ roller Steve Miller. Played in his band. Composer. Producer of recordings by Diana Ross, Van Morrison and Rickie Lee Jones.

Thursday on Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Sidran about his career, his book There Was A Fire: Jews, Music and the American Dream, and his upcoming performance in Kansas City.

HEAR MORE: Ben Sidran appears Sunday Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, 5801 W. 115th Street, Overland Park, Kan., tickets at 913-327-8054.