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Peter Erskine

(Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Steps Ahead, Joni Mitchell) 

"Benjamin J. Shepherd is one of those rare musicians who can make any piece of music sound and feel better merely by his presence. Getting to play with him in John Beasley's MONK'estra and my own Dr. Um band has been a true highlight of my drumming life. I know that his teaching skills are equal to his playing. You're in good hands with Benjamin J. Shepherd!"

John Patitucci

(Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Danilo Perez)

"Benjamin always makes me smile when he plays. His groove is strong and very versatile. He always has creative sounds and is a soulful improviser as well."

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

(Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Bilal, Dr. Dre)

"Benjamin is one of the most fun, brilliant, and supportive bass players that I've ever been lucky enough to play with. His ears are huge, his rhythmic dexterity and pocket is astounding, his tone is beautiful, and he brings a lot of warmth and humanity to every situation I've ever seen him in."

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"When I figured it out I started getting called to sub on numerous occasions for my favorite bassists"

It took me a while to work my way up the ladder. It would've been faster had I just known how to get myself prepared for the scene.  When I figured it out I started getting called to sub on numerous occasions for my favorite bassists such as John Patitucci, Jimmy Haslip, Anthony Jackson and many more.
Since then I've been fortunate enough to perform and record with some of my musical idols!

 

 

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