Jen Benton: Electric Bassist, Upright Bassist, Composer, Musician

Bio:


Jen Benton is an electric and upright bassist from Toronto, Canada.  She has performed all over North America, Europe and Barbados.  Performing in arenas to intimate clubs including Radio City Music Hall, The Greek Theatre, Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, numerous House of Blues, MGM Grand Arena, Orpheum Theatre, Rogers Center, Club Med Cancun, Paradiso, etc..

Jen Benton has appeared/performed on National television programs such as the Craig Ferguson Show, MTV Live Canada, MTV's Total Request Live, Breakfast Television, CBC, IFC, APTN, and ET Canada.  She has also performed and appeared on countless live radio shows, awards ceremonies, record company showcases (Canada), Virgin Festival, Sirius Radio, and live internet broadcasts.

She has performed live with Alex Lifeson, Classic Albums Live, The Cliks, Dale Sings Bowie, Stiletto Flats, Sandra Bouza, Ron Sexsmith, I Will Be King, Shawnee, Fat Head Hazel, Serena Ryder, august, Test Icicles, Lily Frost, Sarah Slean, and Andy Kim, to name a few. 

Some artists that Benton has been billed alongside with include The Cult, New York Dolls, Cyndi Lauper, Tegan and Sara, Debbie Harry, Tommy James and the Shondells, Lenny Kravitz, The B52's, and the Dresden Dolls. 

She was the resident bassist for the Coalmine Theatre's production run of Fleetwood Mac's album Rumors in 2018.  Benton recorded bass on multiple singles with Meredith Shaw produced by both The Trews and Joel Plaskett.  She recorded a full length album "Dirty King ~ The Cliks" with Producer Sylvia Massy in the fall of 2008 in Weed, California. 

Jen Benton graduated with Dean's Honour Roll recognition from Hamilton's Mohawk College in the Applied Music Program.  She then completed Humber College's Music Bridging Program. She was accepted into Victor Wooten's Bass/Nature Camp in Tennessee during the spring of 2003 where she was honoured with a complete scholarship. 

Benton has taught music for Regent Park School of Music since 2018, as well as TDSB and Wandering Spirit. She also teaches privately. 

Jen Benton is currently hired to perform with various acts locally and internationally.
Please see contact page if interested in working together.

Benton was officially endorsed by Spector Bass on July 7, 2011 and received her artist Mesa Boogie 400+ Bass Amp in 2008 (see announcements).  Jen also endorses EMG pick-ups, Mono Cases, Gruv Gear Fret Wraps and Radial Engineering. 


Photographer:  Darko Dan  www.darkophoto.com

Hair/Make Up Artist:  Luda Zadorovich