Ben Darwish plays at Mississippi Studios
Ben Darwish is a Los Angeles based songwriter and producer originally from Portland, Oregon. He initially gained recognition as a jazz artist leading several bands and winning various awards including the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award. Since Moving to LA, he’s quickly become a figure in pop and R&B circles leading to writing and producing songs for BANKS (“Skinnydipped”, “Deadend”, “Birds By The Sea”), Octavian featuring Saint Jhn (“Famous”), MisterWives (“Superbloom”) and many more. He was also a grand prize winner in the 2020 John Lennon Songwriting contest for his song “Shine On”.
As a live pianist and keyboard player, he has performed with many well respected artists including Grammy winning vocalist KD Lang, Mike Posner (MD), Natasha Bedingfield, and Nate Mercereau among others. Most recently, he toured extensively with BANKS and is now working as musical director for Porter Robinson, Laufey, Pussy Riot, and more.
This show marks his return to Portland with an incredible band and a rare new sound! His frequent collaborator, Tonina, will be opening the show followed by the dynamic modern jazz of the Cyrus Nabipoor Quintet.