Jared Ribble was born in Neenah, Wisconsin on May 2, 1979. It was growing up in this small paper industry town that God cultivated in young Jared a desire to play drums. His parents graciously bought him his first drum set when he was nine years old, and helped him get weekly private lessons that he continued through high school graduation.
Jared then went on to attend Belmont University-Nashville, TN and graduated in May of 2001. Here he studied Commercial Music-Percussion Performance, with private instructors Todd London (master percussionist), and world-renowned drummer, Chester Thompson (Genesis, Phil Collins). During this time Ribble performed with trumpeter Phil Driscoll, Broadway and contemporary Christian artist Jonathan Pierce, and singer/songwriter Byron Keith. It was also at Belmont that Jared met and played with Denver Bierman, lead singer and founder of Denver and the Mile High Orchestra. Jared joined the group in August of 2000.
Residing in Nashville, TN, Jared is touring and recording with the contemporary big band, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra. With them, Jared has performed on their Act the Scat, Stand, A Big Band Christmas, Good to Go, and Timeless Christmas Tours. He has also recorded on Denver and the Mile High Orchestra’s Stand, Good to Go, and Timeless Christmas albums, as well as the Christmas EP, and Swing!. With Denver and the Mile High Orchestra, Jared has performed all around the world including performances at the 2002 Winter Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics, and the house band for the 36th Annual Gospel Music Awards.