B i o g r a p h i e s
Ben Becze - Trumpet
Ben received a B.A. Music, from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA. He was originally from New Galilee, PA and now resides in Robinson Township. Ben has been playing trumpet for almost 30-years.
Ben was a founding member of Trinity Jazz Orchestra where he played trumpet and was emcee. Ben has played with Pittsburgh's Jazz Conspiracy Big Band and the Jim Cunningham Little Big Band.
Currently, Ben is the lead trumpet and 10-year member of the Swingin' BopCat Big Band, a member of the HZ Big Band and Octet, and Hopewell Community Big Band. Ben has also been a member of several pit orchestra's for various musicals throughout the Beaver Valley.
Ben's major musical influences are Maynard Ferguson, Harry James, Eric Sider and John Replogle.
Ben performs on Yamaha trumpets and flugelhorns with J. Parduba mouthpieces.
When not playing or listening to music, Ben enjoys automobile racing, and rooting for his beloved Pittsburgh Pirates.