Benjamin Wright


Oral History Information

Benjamin Wright is the renowned musical arranger and composer whose talents can be heard on landmark recordings by the likes of Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, and OutKast to name a few. His skills as an arranger set the bar high for fellow arrangers during the late 1970s and 80s and have since influenced many pop and R&B artists to follow, such as Daft Punk, Soul Purpose, and Slick Rick, all of whom have sampled Benjamin’s work. When you hear the string arrangement on Michael Jackson’s million-selling debut album Off The Wall with such classics as “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough“ and "Rock with You" you have Benjamin Wright to thank!