Ben Darwish is a pianist and composer who has been playing music since the age of six. He attended University of Oregon and received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies. Upon graduation, he was awarded “Outstanding Undergraduate Performer in Jazz Studies.” Darwish has played with many artists, including Kevin Mohagany, Rich Perry, Ron Miles, Devin Phillips, Esperanza Spalding, Alan Jones, Reggie Watts, Bill Summers (of The Headhunters), Stephanie Schneiderman, Ohmega Watts, and Ryan Dolliver. In 2009, he was nominated for “Outstanding Achievement In Jazz” by the 2009 Portland Music Awards and recently released his second album Ode To Consumerism with his band, the Ben Darwish Trio.