Benjamin Jaber

BENJAMIN JABER has been obsessed with Irish Traditional Music since his early teens, after being introduced to recordings of the great master uilleann pipers.  He is completely self-taught on the uilleann pipes, wooden flute and tin whistle, and has been making a name for himself as a piper in recent years.  He has been active as a session player and guest artist across the US, namely in New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and San Diego where he’s lived the last 15 years.  

Benjamin has performed and taught at Lark Camp, the North Texas Irish Festival, the Austin Celtic Festival, the EnnisTradFest, the Féile Parkfield in historic Parkfield, California, and the Piping Recital at the Willie Clancy Summer School in Milltown Malbay, Co. Clare. His playing has also been featured on ClareFM and Raidió Na Gaeltachta.  In his ‘normal’ life, Mr. Jaber is also an accomplished and successful French Horn player, and has been Principal Horn of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra since 2008.  He remains active in the recording studios of Los Angeles with many film and TV projects to his credit.  He plays pipes made for him by Michael Hubbert, Kirk Lynch and Joe Kennedy, and wooden flutes by Martin Doyle, Chris Wilkes and Gilles Léhart.