BENJAMIN JABER has been obsessed with Irish Traditional Music since his early teens, after being introduced to recordings of the great master uilleann pipers.
He is completely self-taught on the uilleann pipes, wooden flute and tin whistle, and has been making a name for himself as a piper in recent years over several visits to Ireland.
He has been active as a session player across the US, namely in New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and San Diego where he’s lived the last 11 years.
He has performed and taught at the Lark In The Morning Camp, the North Texas Irish Festival, the Austin Celtic Festival, the EnnisTradFest, the Féile Parkfield in historic Parkfield, California, and the Willie Clancy Summer School in Milltown Malbay, Co. Clare. His playing has also been featured on ClareFM and Raidió Na Gaeltachta.
In his ‘normal’ life, Mr. Jaber is also an accomplished and successful French horn player, and has been Principal Horn of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra since 2008.
He remains active in the recording studios of Los Angeles with many film and TV projects to his credit.
He plays pipes made for him by Michael Hubbert, Kirk Lynch and Joe Kennedy, and a wooden flute by Chris Wilkes.