Drummer

Ben Azzara, drummer

I have a creative playing style, especially known for an erratic improvisational performance and a heavy right foot. I've been the progenitor of numerous groups including, but not limited to; Junction, Delta 72, and Dischord Record's, Capitol City Dusters.

I've recorded and or performed with many Washington DC area musicians and bands of varying genres. Just to name a few: the The Love Load, DC Improvisers Collective, Sean McArdle, Joe Lally and more.

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Artist

Ben Azzara, Jellybot artist

Creator of the Jellybot, a mythical robot jellyfish that evolved from escaped nanites that filters heavy metals from the oceans. More images at Instagram...

Poet

Waiting for the Singularity, Poems by Ben Azzara

I have been writing poetry and short fiction for as long I as I've been playing drums. I received an English degree from Penn State and have published and read sporadically since.

Recently I have started writing within the constraints of Twitter at PoemTwits. I am challenged by this publishing outlet and it encourages me to be concise and poignant.

My latest e-book, "Waiting for the Singularity" is available on the Kindle. It is a collection of 15 poems from 2009-2011where I explore longer themes, often based on PoemTwits.

"Waiting for the Singularity" (E-Book) | PoemTwits (Twitter Poetry)

Web Design

Wayne Escoffery website by Ben Azzara
Ralph Bowen website by Ben Azzara

When I build a site, I approach it as if I was a master-craftsman building a custom cabinet. I make sure all the pieces fit uniformly, sand all the corners, and make sure all the joints and hinges are straight and operate correctly. I code all by hand—I literally type in the HTML code without the help of software. Each page I create is a custom fit for the content.

As an artist myself, I am sensitive to the artistic needs and aspirations of others. I have been working on the web since 1996 and I have extensive knowledge of user behavior and can shape a site, balancing the goals of the client with the expectations of users...continue reading...

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Photography by Pete Duvall, Janet Bell