After completing his degree at Berklee College of Music, he returned to the South to resume his music career. Ben began conducting music productions and teaching at the University of Memphis. While in Memphis, he landed a keyboardist position with Isaac Hayes. Working with Isaac afforded Ben the opportunity to travel to Australia, Europe, The Middle East, and all over the United States. Ben has also appeared with Mr. Hayes on television shows that have aired on HBO, VH1, and Comedy Central. He has also performed at the Montreaux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, as well as the Montreal and Brazil's Free Jazz festivals.