Drums! Bass! Guitar!
Ben Hans Trio 'Drums! Bass! Guitar!' is Ben's first release as a leader. A collection of new originals sprinkled with a few jazz standards, the album highlights the skills of each player evenly, with Ben on Drums, Mark Solveson on Bass, and Jeff Schroedl on Guitar. Ben Hans is a musician and music instructor in the greater Milwaukee area. As well as keeping a busy performance schedule throughout the Upper Midwest, Ben teaches music classes and percussion studies at Milwaukee Area Technical College, and also instructs more than sixty private music students. In addition to leading his own jazz trio, Ben performs or has performed with the following: Chuck Hedges Swingtet, Jack Grassel, Barry Harris, James Dallas, Jeff Schroedl, Jazz Force Five, Berkeley Fudge, Kirk Tatnall, Swing Nouveau, the Surf Boys, Swingset Police, Michael Arnold, Steve Peplin, and many others, as well as musical theatre performances. An active member of the Percussive Arts Society, Ben is also an author for the Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation and a member of the Vic Firth Education Team. Ben is proud to endorse the greatest sounding cymbals on the planet, Istanbul Agop Handmade Turkish cymbals. For you aspiring guitar players, check out the new Hal Leonard Jazz Guitar Method book and CD, by Jeff Schroedl, and play along with us!