Up-and-coming Indianapolis-based jazz pianist Ben Davis will be performing with bassist David Richards and drummer Charlie Edwards. 

An Elkhart native and recent Ball State graduate, Ben Davis has been playing at the Elkhart Jazz Festival for nearly a decade with a variety of groups, including Truth in Jazz, Generations Trio, and Yellow Creek Jazz Project. Ben has been active gigging around the Indianapolis area, recently performing at the historic Chatterbox Jazz Club in Indianapolis with trumpeter and mentor Mark Buselli. He has also had the incredible honor of performing at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in NYC with the Ball State Jazz Ensemble. 

A student of Indianapolis-based pianist Dr. Scott Routenberg, his creativity extends beyond just the keyboard, showing a knack for writing catchy melodies as a composer/arranger for small and large ensembles. His talents have earned him the Tom Shah Jazz Scholarship during his time at Ball State. 

Ben will be releasing his debut EP, “Ligaya” (pronounced Luh-Guy-Uh), in the fall/winter of 2023.