Born: June 24, 1983
Ben Scholz is a drummer/percussionist who lives and works in Chicago. A native of Portland OR, Ben began studying classical piano at age 8 and continued his studies through college.
While attending high school and working as a sub in the Pacific Northwest music scene, Ben became interested in jazz. He was accepted to the University of North Texas where he studied with renowned jazz instructor Ed Soph. After graduating, Ben moved to Chicago and found success both as a performer and a teacher.
Living in Chicago has given him the opportunity to work with jazz innovators such as Aaron Neville, Roy Hargrove, and Bill Watrous. Ben frequently works in television and has appeared on MTV, WGN-9 and at Second City....