Autumn Air - Ben Markley Big Band

Here is the second remote recording my band did as part of on an outreach project that was partially funded by the Wyoming Arts Council. 



Ben Markley Big Band

Autumn Air  

Composed and arranged by Ben Markley 

Saxophones: Wil Swindler…


Off Minor - Ben Markley Big Band

Ben Markley Big Band Off Minor - Thelonious Monk

Arranged by Cedar Walton

Adapted for Big Band by Ben Markley

Saxophones:  Wil Swindler - Alto, Dougan Smith - Alto, Peter Sommer - Tenor (Solo), Scott Turpen…


New Quarantine Big Band Video!

Life has been turned upside down for all of us. I found myself wanting to do something to help out all of my sisters and brothers in the arts. Today I am releasing a new big band video featuring folks…

Slow Play featuring Joel Frahm available on iTunes and all major outlets.


Slow Play featuring Joel Frahm, Jim White, Marty Kenney and Andy Wheelock is here! Available on iTunes and all major outlets. Digital and hard copies are available on my website: and OA2 Records…

Front Range Drive at Nocturne - Fridays in May

I'm looking forward to playing with my new group, Front Range Drive this Friday, May 3rd and every Friday in May at Nocturne with Peter Sommer, Wil Swindler, Steve Kovalcheck, Seth Lewis, and Dru Heller . New music and brand…


Ben Markley Quartet featuring Joel Frahm

Last week I had a blast recording with great musicians and friends Joel Frahm, Jim White, and Marty. We played some schools and small towns in Wyoming and finished up at Muse Performance Space In Lafayette. The band recorded on…

Basic Economy featuring Greg Osby drops 5/18!

Basic Economy - Ben Markley Quartet featuring Greg Osby, Evan Gregor, and Dru Heller arrives May 18 on OA2 records. 

As the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed Big Band recording, 'Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton,' pianist Ben Markley…

Ben Markley Big Band with Joel Frahm


Just putting the finishing touches on an arrangement of Joel's original What's Your Beat?  

New Music with a great band! 

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2/3 Dazzle Ben Markley Big Band featuring Joel Frahm. 
Dazzle Jazz…