Ben Jones | Bass Tutor | ICMP London

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

Ben has been a professional bassist since 2006, and has performed all over the world from 30,000 people in London’s Trafalgar Square, to the prestigious Continental Gallery in Austin, Texas. Ben has worked with many different musicians and artists over the years including; J.J Johnson (John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks Band) Apache Indian ("Boomshakalak" fame), Mike Packer (Michael Bolton), Ace (Skunk Anansie) and Jamiel Blake (Sam Smith). Ben has also worked with a variety of producers such as; Joshua Blair (Mark Ronson, Duran Duran) Paul Castle (Ian Dury & The Blockheads) Ajay Svristava (Phizzical Productions, Haaithi Productions, Jamiroquai), Richard Flack (Robbie Williams) and Bruce Hughes (Satellite Studios, Jason Mraz).  

Ben has also appeared live on Sky TV, ITV, Brit Asia and Zee TV. Ben has previously played for a range of acts who have graced festivals such as SXSW, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Rock Am Ring, Hard Rock Calling and Hyde Park. Ben can currently be found entertaining companies such as O2, Deutche Bank, and Capital FM all over Europe with the function trio Revelry and working as MD and bassist for disco-pop sensation, Hatty Keane. 

Alongside fellow ICMP tutor Jon Harris, Ben is also one half of Behind the Beat, a multi-platform online community that celebrates the rhythm section and the joy of being a bassist or drummer.  

Read our recent interview with Ben where he discusses how to get into music education and his essential live performance tips

Shake rooms and arenas with your Bass

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.

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