Ben Patterson

Ben Patterson’s unique musical voice makes him instantly recognizable as a trombonist, composer, and arranger. He is the former lead trombonist and music director for the USAF Airmen of Note, with whom he spent 22 years thrilling audiences with his fiery technique and connecting with students all over the U.S. and abroad. Ben's compositions and arrangements can be heard on seven Airmen of Note recordings, numerous Jazz Heritage radio programs, and in jazz concerts around the U.S, Europe, Japan, and Australia.


In 2016, Ben launched the Ben Patterson Jazz Orchestra with its first recording, “Vital Frequencies featuring Chris Potter.” The band includes some of the Washington D.C. area’s top musicians and has performed at Blues Alley and for the Washington Performing Arts Society Gala. Ben also leads small groups of various formats. His latest quintet venture, “Push The Limits” is available in 2021 on Origin Records.


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Check out these charts by Ben Patterson:

Arirang  NEW!

Denial  NEW!

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