Ben Jones | Bass Tutor | ICMP London

Ben Jones is Programme Leader for the BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance programme.

Ben is a talented bassist with over ten years’ experience playing live and on television before crowds in the tens of thousands. Since graduating from the BMus in Popular Music Performance, he has worked with some of the world’s top producers and performers in contexts ranging from Sky TV to the Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

Ben’s professional career has seen him play before 30,000 people in London’s Trafalgar Square and at the prestigious Continental Gallery in Austin, Texas. He has worked with artists including J.J. Johnson (John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks Band), and Apache Indian (of ‘Boom Shack-A-Lack’ fame) as well as producers such as Joshua Blair (Mark Ronson, Duran Duran), Paul Castle (Ian Dury & The Blockheads), Ajay Svristava (Phizzical Productions, Haaithi Productions), Richard Flack (Robbie Williams) and Bruce Hughes (Satellite Studios, Jason Mraz). His TV credits include appearances on ITV, Brit Asia, Zee TV, and Sky TV.

In recent years, Ben has been gigging regularly with Id Records recording artists YelloWire, playing the blues with the Philip Morgan Lewis Band, and backing up singer-songwriter Jonathan Whiskerd. His function group, The Three Funkateers have entertained clients including O2, Deutsche Bank, and Capital FM.

Read our recent interview with Ben where he discusses how to get into music education.

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As a bassist, you’ll know that mastering the four-string is harder than it looks – but at ICMP, we’ve been training the best for over three decades. You’ll get to lock in with a faculty of top-class tutors, learning not only the secrets behind a great groove and performance, but also the business, music theory, production, marketing and additional skills you’ll need to get noticed. As an ICMP student, you’ll also join a community of new collaborators, friends, and industry contacts – and access our amazing rehearsal rooms, gear, masterclasses, industry events, and recording studios.

To start your music career today, email our friendly Admissions Team at enquiries@icmp.ac.uk or give them a call on 020 7328 0222.

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