Ben Wells was born and raised in Asheville, NC where his interest in music developed while studying piano at an early age. He was first introduced to Jazz while attending the Fine Arts Center of Greenville under nationally recognized instructor Steve Watson.
Ben studied Jazz Bass with Frank Duvall at The College of Charleston earning a Bachelors Degree and an Artist Certificate in Jazz Performance. Since then, Ben has made a career out of playing music in venues throughout the Charleston area.
His musical career has taken him to cities along the east coast including New York City and Washington DC. He has performed in Paris, France with the United States Musical Ambassadors and also received two “Outstanding Soloist” awards as well as “Outstanding Musicianship” at the 2008 and 2009 Athens Twilight Jazz Festival.