Ben is a professional trumpeter, performing regularly with a range of big bands, touring shows and combos. He is a peripatetic brass and piano teacher, and a composer and arranger. His unique, versatile music arrangements add to the ‘NYJO sound’.
A working musician with an infectious enthusiasm for jazz, Ben brings a wealth of experience, not least in the entertainment and performance aspects of ensemble playing.
“We encourage commitment to rehearsals and gigs, and our players develop lots of practical life skills too, such as time management and presentation, and being prepared. The reward is seeing the high quality of NYJO's musical entertainment and the band's enthusiasm at gigs which is infectious.”— Ben Lee