Ben Patterson is a trombonist, composer, arranger, and producer living in the Washington, D.C. area. For twenty-two years, he performed, arranged, recorded, and toured with the USAF Airmen of Note, rising to the positions of music director and lead trombonist. Ben was the lead trombonist for the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra on all three of their acclaimed recordings, and trombonist for the award-winning salsa group Sin Miedo. Currently he is the leader of the Ben Patterson Jazz Orchestra, which released its debut recording, "Vital Frequencies," featuring Chris Potter in 2016. Ben is a 1996 graduate of University of North Texas jazz program, where played lead trombone with the renowned One O'clock Lab Band.
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