Front Range Drive at Nocturne - Fridays in May

I'm looking forward to playing with my new group, Front Range Drive this Friday, May 3rd and every Friday in May at Nocturne with Peter Sommer, Wil Swindler, Steve Kovalcheck, Seth Lewis, and Dru Heller . New music and brand…

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Ben Markley Quartet featuring Joel Frahm

Last week I had a blast recording with great musicians and friends Joel Frahm, Jim White, and Marty. We played some schools and small towns in Wyoming and finished up at Muse Performance Space In Lafayette. The band recorded on…

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Basic Economy featuring Greg Osby drops 5/18!

Basic Economy - Ben Markley Quartet featuring Greg Osby, Evan Gregor, and Dru Heller arrives May 18 on OA2 records. 

As the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed Big Band recording, 'Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton,' pianist Ben Markley…

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Ben Markley Big Band with Joel Frahm


Just putting the finishing touches on an arrangement of Joel's original What's Your Beat?  

New Music with a great band! 

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2/3 Dazzle Ben Markley Big Band featuring Joel Frahm. 
Dazzle Jazz…

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Ben Markley Music 2018 Gigs and News

2018 is off to a great start!

On Saturday, January 6th the Ben Markley Big Band performed on the evening concert of the Jazz Education Network conference. The band was joined by guests Terell Stafford and Jeff Hamilton and…

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Live Recording at Nocturne Wednesday, August 9th

Join Matt Smiley, Brian Claxton, and myself this Wednesday, August 9 at Nocturne for the last night of our residency. We've had a blast the past six weeks and sound like a band. We'll be doing a live recording, so…

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