"Ben is a swinging drummer with a beautiful sense of dynamics." Mike Richmond (Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Horace Silver and Joe Henderson).
"Ben has a commanding presence on the drums. I like how his fire uplifts a band!" Ralph Alessi (Steve Coleman, Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch).
"Ben's musical vision and execution as a drummer and arranger are refreshingly direct and clear. He beautifully communicates his ideas with a modern sensibility that is rooted in the rich tradition of jazz. Certainly a bright future ahead for Ben". Alan Ferber (Alan Ferber Big Band, Esperanza Spalding, Dr Dre).