Ben Weatherford

Guitar, Bass
Saturday 11:30-4pm

Richmond, Virginia native Ben Weatherford started playing guitar at fourteen and began playing professionally at seventeen.  He continued his musical education with honors at Berklee College of Music after high school, performing with future Grammy winners John Mayer, Clay Cook and Nnenna Freelon.

Since moving to Georgia in 2003, Ben has been an active member of the Atlanta music and education community.  For over 12 years he has taught private lessons, small ensembles, improvisation, composition, and arranging.  Ben received a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from Georgia State University in 2011, where he was also a graduate assistant.

In 2012 he was hired as faculty in the music departments of Jacksonville State University in Alabama, Atlanta Institute of Music, and Columbus State University in Georgia.  In addition to actively teaching and performing in the Atlanta area, he has experience in multiple music genres as well as receiving film scoring credit in the feature film Good Intentions and theater experience with the Atlanta Lyric Theater, The Wesleyan School, and Georgia Perimeter College.

Since moving to the Atlanta area in 2003, Ben has been teaching full time and playing guitar and piano with various bands in town.  Having played with John Mayer, Nnenna Freelon, and recorded with Tinsley Ellis, he is equally at home playing rock, jazz, or blues, as well as country and gospel. Ben is currently studying to earn his Master of Music at Georgia State University, while continuing to teach and play.