Swingin' with Strings 

Tonight was the first full rehearsal with rhythm section and strings. What a blast! Please enjoy the track My Home. If you are in the area, I hope you'll consider joining us next Monday, October 5th. Free Admission.

Andrew Stonerock Quintet - Pavlov's Waterfall

Last summer I played on Andrew Stonerock's debut jazz recording. The album Pavlov's Waterfall features Andrew Stonerock - alto sax, Dan Jonas - trumpet and flugelhorn, Forest Greenough - bass, Ed Breazeale - drums and myself on piano. Andrew wrote…
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Big Band Charts featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith

It was a real honor to have Dr. Lonnie Smith playing my arrangements with the Wyoming Jazz Ensemble. He dug them too! To listen to excerpts of the charts, click on the links below. Once I get the publication details…

2015 Guatemala Jazz Festival

The 2015 Guatemala Jazz Festival off to a great start for The American Jazz Collective. The group comprised of Andrew Stonerock, Dan Jonas, Forest Greenough, Ryan Bell and myself played a concert to a full house in Xela tonight. More…

Scott Turpen Quintet - Dance of the West

Last December University of Wyoming Director of Jazz Studies Scott Turpen recorded his debut jazz album as a leader. He hired me to write all of the music for the project. This recording was a chance for me to explore…

2015 International Jazz Festival and Jazz Camp


In a few weeks I'm headed to Guatemala to perform in the 2015 Guatemala International Jazz Festival. The band comprised of Andrew Stonerock, Dan Jonas, Forrest Greenough, Ryan Bell, and Jerome Fleg will stick around and work with students from…
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Markley/Ashlock Kansas Public Radio Session

Hey Folks,
Earlier this month Clint Ashlock and I recorded a studio performance on Kansas Public Radio with Bob McWilliams . We played music from our album The Return. It airs tomorrow night (Thursday, Jan 29 9:06pm) as well as…

Ben Markley/Clint Ashlock Quintet Album now available!

Hi Folks,

Just wanted to let you know The Return (Ben Markley/Clint Ashlock Quintet album) is now available. We put a lot of time into this and hope you'll purchase a copy either directly from us or via cdbaby or…
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Ben Markley charts available through UNC Jazz Press

Some of my big band are now available through UNC Jazz Press. UNC Jazz Press has a tone of great charts for all kinds of groups and ability levels. Also be on the lookout in the coming months for some…