Ben Baldwin Bio

Ben Baldwin

Vocalist / Alto & Baritone Sax / Mbira

Ben Baldwin is a graduate of Wesleyan University with studies with master drummer & musician, Abraham Adzenyah from Ghana and master mbira player & scholar, Paul Berliner with additional studies at the University of Ghana in Accra. He has been playing music in the Seacoast of New Hampshire and beyond since 1976, primarily with his acclaimed and popular band, The Big Note. In the 80’s, he sang with The Moonbeams, an a capella quartet.

Recently, he has been doing more teaching, sharing his love of music with students at Berwick Academy in Maine, and with his a capella friends, The Stairwells. Musical mentors include, but are not limited to, Ken McIntyre, Jon Barlow, Joe Galeota, Louie Jordan and Sam Cooke. Ben has been a featured performer with Randy Armstrong & WorldBeat Marimba since 2020 and recorded on their 2023 album release, Ziya Buya Africa.