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Ben Ferris is a Bassist and Educator from Madison, WI. A student of NEA Jazz Master Richard Davis, he performs regularly in the midwest, especially with the Ben Ferris Quintet, a creative music ensemble that focuses on new compositions by musicians in the band. He also leads the Ben Ferris Octet, and plays with Edi Rey y Su Salsera, Nuggernaut, The Jon Hoel Trio, The Big Payback and the Neophonic Jazz Orchestra.

As an educator, Ben teaches at Winnequah Elementary School in Monona, Madison Music Makers, individual bass students, and the Jazz program at James Madison Memorial High School. More info can be found on his website, www.bferrisbass.com.

 

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