The Ben New Files


Multi instrumentalist, songwriter, composer,
 producer, arranger, educator, of many hats.

Currently performs with the Mighty Parrot Band.
Has performed with numerous successful bands (see archives).
And has produced and/or performed on many professional recordings for various artists and clients as well as his own albums.
Ben's instrumental prowess, particularly on the guitar is widely acknowledged by audiences and musical peers alike.
Ben has served as band director, classroom teacher, and director of the music department at Saint Raymond's Regional School In Cape May County New Jersey from 1993 until 2006.  Classroom music teacher K -8 in Ocean City N.J., and Cape May N.J. 2006 -2009. Adult music theory/history courses as well as instrumental seminars for both adults and young adults for the Cape May County Library and Vocational Technical School.
Ben served as guitar and piano instructor at Old Towne Music as well.

Born December 13th, 1956
Childhood years spent in Ocean City, New Jersey.
Began life long love of music at a very early age.
Played Clarinet, Tuba, Percussion, and String Bass in school bands.
Studied piano with professor Robert Taylor, and Dr. E. Boxler.
Recieved guitar instruction from Robert Wirtz, Pat Martino, Robert Fripp.
Studied music composition and theory
at the College Of New Jersey and  the Curtis Institute.
Worked as a studio session musician and audio producer
 in Philadelphia at Society Hill Sound and Star Studios.
As freelance session musician at The Song Shop and Electric Ladyland in N.Y.
As well as performing with various touring groups mentioned in the archives.
Married with 2 children, currently resides in Lower Township N.J.

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Music For Films
(Various Selections From Movie Scores)

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Without Shoes

Released in 2002

Video for the title track from "Without Shoes"

Without Shoes CD Cover

PaperBoys Soundtrack Album 2009

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Dances With Werewolves

Instrumental Jazz -Rock- CD Released  1996
(Chile Con Carcass and Dances With Werewolves  can be found in the music player on this page.
They originally appeared on this CD.)

Other Releases

1. Radio Free Europa
with the The Mighty Parrot Band 2007
2. Still Waiting For Godot
with the The Mighty Parrot Band 1997
3. Bovine Moon  
Solo Guitar oriented 1998

4. Gone
 Song oriented solo album 2002
5. Macchu Picchu
 with the band Macchu Picchu 1986
6. I'll Drive Off That Bridge When I Come To It
with the George Jetzon Band 1984
8. Lepros
with After Raphael, 1991