"Ben Jelen" (8 July, 1979; Scotland, UK), born "Benjamin Ivan Jelen", is a singer/songwriter who plays the piano, violin, and guitar. He has lived in Scotland, England, Texas, New Jersey, and New York.
Ben attended high school in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University, the state university of NJ, with a degree in biology. After that, he moved to New York City to work as a producer and sound-engineer at a local recording studio.
Ben was discovered by Joseph Janus of Fearless Management, who originally wanted to sign Ben as a model. Instead, Ben handed him a demo, and shortly thereafter, he was signed to a label and released his debut album ""Give It All Away"".
His music has been featured on One Tree Hill, Smallville, Las Vegas, and was used to promote the Academy Award Nominated "Finding Neverland" starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. He has also written music for Tori Amos' RAINN organization and joined the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Wildlife Works. Ben also independently released the EP ""Rejected"" through Fearless Management Records in 2005 and will release a new album ""East"" in 2006 produced by Linda Perry and mixed by Bill Bottrell....
|Born||July 8, 1979|
|Instrument||Vocals, Guitar, Piano & Violin|