Ben Jones graduated from the University of Colorado were he studied music. Ben’s diverse education has included studying jazz, classical, flamenco, and contemporary guitar with Colin McAllister, Joseph Allen, Janet Feder, and Mary Hoshijo. He has attended master classes with world renown guitarist such as Roberto Limon, Pablo Gomez, The Grammy award winning LA Guitar Quartet, and Harlem Quartet.
His teachers have played a part in his love for a wide variety of music including rock, blues, jazz, classical, contemporary, and flamenco. Ben currently teaches music at Silversound Guitar studio in Colorado Springs were his broad education and passion for music equips him to be able to tailor each lesson to his students. His knowledge of various recording and production techniques also helps to keep him on the cutting edge of music education, recording, and performance.
During his time at UCCS Ben has performed in the Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble, Electro Acoustic Ensemble, and Honors Ensemble. He has premiered works by composers Lewis Keller, Jane Rigler, and the theater company Manual Cinema. He has also played serval performances in the local Peak Frequency Music Festival as well as the UCCS presents production of Peer Gynt and the Fine Arts production of Shakespeare in Love. Ben is seeking to continue his education and advance as a guitarist while continuing to teach, perform, and compose music.