During his two year stay in New York, Ben played at the 55 Bar, Sonny’s Place and many more venues. He worked with such musicians as Billy Mitchell, Kermit Driscoll, Joe Knight, Ken Hatfield, Carol Sudhalter and many others. During this time he got a call to play in South Korea. After playing for three years in Korea, Ben decided to study further and enrolled in the University of Toronto Jazz Bachelor Program. He graduated in 2001 and then proceeded to study and get his Bachelor of Education from O.I.S.E. at the University of Toronto.
Upon completing his studies at the University of Toronto, Ben accepted a fulltime contract-based teaching position in the Applied Music Department of PaekChe Institute of the Arts in South Korea. While in Korea, Ben worked with many visiting musicians including: Kirk Macdonald, Lorne Lofsky, John Patitucci, Brian Dickinson, Ted Quinlan, Mike Downes, Jae Chung, Kenji Omae and many others.
He maintains an active international touring schedule and has played at many international Jazz festivals including: The New York J.V.C. Jazz Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival, The MooJu International Jazz Festival, Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival and many more. He has released two recordings as a leader, entitled Words Within in 2005 and Type None in 2011. Ben completed his Masters of Music (Jazz Performance), at McGill University in 2007 and is currently teaching jazz drums at Humber College. Since that time he has been active playing in Korea, Japan, Canada and the U.S. and is excited to announce the release of his third record 401 Towards London. This new jazz recording sets 8 visual works of artist Jack Chambers and is performed by the Ben Ball quartet .