Born in Rochester New York Ben studied drums with local jazz legend Vinnie Ruggerio and with John McNeill, percussionist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. He was accepted at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and while working toward his performance degree was a student of the drumset guru Gary Chaffee.
Bens drumming has been heard both live and on record behind many renowned artists. Lou Gramms (Foreigner) albums "Ready Or Not" and "Long Hard Look"; œLost Boys, œNavy Seals, œNo Small Affair film soundtracks; Peter Frampton; Edgar Winter; Yoko Ono; Peter Allen; Rupert Holmes_albums "Adventure" and "Full Circle"; Subbed on the drum chair of œSmokey Joes Cafe, œStreet Corner Symphony on Broadway and held the drum chair for a road tour of The Whos œTommy"; œGilda Radner Live from New York on Broadway, starring Gilda Radner, composer/musical director Howard Shore.
As a session player Ben has played on countless radio and television commercials for many major advertisers including Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Chrysler Corporation, General Motors, ABC, HBO, Visa, Pizza Hut, and more, some of which are currently being aired nationally and internationally. Through 2015 Ben toured and recorded with his brother Lou Gramm. Presently he is performing with a variety of musical projects in and around Manhattan. Ben is on the artist roster of Drum Workshop, Zildjian, Remo and Vic Firth.