Ben Hedquist hails from Stevens Point, Wisconsin and has recently completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Double Bass Performance. Since moving to the Phoenix metropolitan area, Ben has become one of the city’s most in demand bassists. He plays regularly with the jazz sextet, Running from Bears with saxophonists Eric Rasmussen, Adam Roberts and Keith Kelly, Guitarist Jeff Libman, and Drummer Ryan Anthony. He has also performed with Mike Kocour, Dom Moio, Bill Moio, Joe Gallivan, Mark Fewer, Allan Chase, Lucas Pino, Joe Locke, and Chris Cheek. He joined PCM in 2017 as the College Prep Program Coordinator and Jazz Ensemble Director.