Ben Powell is a guitarist, pianist, composer, and bassist from Arlington, MA, who recently graduated from UMass Amherst with his Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz and African American Music Studies. He has 10 years’ experience playing jazz, rock, folk, classical, funk, and metal guitar in Greater Boston, the Pioneer Valley, and Connecticut. He has shared the stage with artists including Sheila Jordan, Earl Macdonald, and Doobie Powell. He also has played guitar for musical theatre productions of Starmites, Carrie! The Musical, Dreamgirls, and Matilda.