Ben Britton, hailed as a "true improviser" by Walt Weiskopf, has received critical acclaim for his debut album, Uncertain Living, from sites like AllAboutJazz.com, blogcritic.com, swing2bop.com, steptempest.blogspot.com, cahlsjukejoint.blogspot.com, and more. Also an innovative music educator, his release included play-along tracks of compositions from the record and transcriptions and analyses of solos by the album's special guest, Chris Potter. Britton has shared the stage with noted musicians including John Clayton, Dick Oats, Candido Camero, Bobby Sanabria, Walt Weiskopf, and Nina Beilina and her group Bachanalia. Britton's performance career includes a residency at the Kennedy Center with Billy Taylor, Curtis Fuller, Nathan Davis, Winard Harper, Chip Jackson, and Carmen Lundy in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program, and he has also performed at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, Merkin Hall, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Binghamton University, the Arundel Jazz Festival, and others.
Currently, Britton is an adjunct professor at Montgomery County Community College, and has given clinics at both the university and high school level coaching jazz bands and saxophone sections, and teaching and presenting to music classes. He received his masters degree from Manhattan School of Music, and he received his bachelors degree from Eastman School of Music. He has studied with some of the best living saxophonists including Chris Potter, George Garzone, Steve Wilson, Rich Perry, and Walt Weiskopf. Britton resides in Pottstown, PA with his wife and their five children.
Saxophonist Pottstown, PA