A graduate of Amherst College and the recipient of the first songwriting scholarship awarded by the Berklee College of Music, Ben created a curriculum that incorporates songwriting as a learning tool for his Masters of Education thesis. Inspired by his 4th- grade students, he began writing the songs that would comprise his debut family album while working as a classroom teacher.
More than a decade later, MISTER G has released 12 albums of original, multicultural music and received numerous accolades including a Latin GRAMMY Award and five Parents’ Choice Gold Awards. He tours internationally headlining performing arts centers, festivals, and theaters, performing in both English and Spanish.
Selected venues include: the National Theatre (Washington, DC), JazzFest (New Orleans), Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza (Chicago), Hard Rock Cafe (Philadelphia), the Getty Museum (Los Angeles), Central Park SummerStage (New York City), JW3 (London), Parque Chapultepec (Mexico City).
Also an author, Ben has published two picture books with Penguin Random House based on his original, bilingual songs. "Señorita Mariposa" chronicles the extraordinary migration of the monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico, while "Lilah Tov Good Night" is a lyrical lullaby which celebrates the beauty of our world and the spirit of resilience in a refugee family.
An outspoken environmental activist, Ben has performed at the National Climate Rally and headlined annual concerts on Capitol Hill. His environmental partners include the US Forest Service, Eco Niños, and Moms Clean Air Force. He has written numerous songs about environmental issues and has been commissioned by the National Forest Service to address the critical role that pollinators serve in the stability of our ecosystems.