Ben Barton is a dynamic saxophonist with a captivating sound that is dark and rich. After his first note you will hear and feel the power and passion he channels through his music.
Ben hails from a small NJ suburb outside of New York City where he grew up, surrounded by many great teachers, a great culture and talented artists. It was at that young age when he developed his love for music. Later, he studied at the Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz under the instruction of Dennis DiBlasio at Rowan University.
Since then he hasn’t slowed down, sharing the stage with many artists such as: Brian Setzer, The Saturday Night Live Band, Maynard Ferguson, Kirk Whalum, Ike Turner, Phil Woods and many others.
Ben’s passion for music and the arts reaches further than his horn. He, along with his wife, has headed & hosted a talent show for the youth of Forsyth County (his current home) for the past 5 years. “Kids are amazing. They all have a gift to share with the world. If I can inspire just one of these kids to grab their dream and run with it, then I’ve done my job. After all, someone inspired me.” Although a nice sentiment, Ben hasn’t reached just one child from his efforts. He has touched hundreds of young minds and instilled the love of the arts & music within them as evidenced by the magnificent performances made by the children of the community year after year under his guidance.
Grab your friends and family and come out for a night of great music in this rare appearance!
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9:30pm Admission: $25.