Nocturne is proud to present Dr. Ben Markley and the UW Faculty Jazz Quartet. Ben is an accomplished pianist, band leader and composer/arranger. Ben is active throughout the Rocky Mountain front range and has performed with Brian Lynch, Greg Osby, Eddie Henderson, Terell Stafford, George Garzone, and John Fedchock and many others. Markley's latest big band recording project Clockwise - The Music of Cedar Walton (OA2 records) earned a coveted four-star review by Downbeat Magazine in Spring of 2017. Markley is a Professor of Music at the University of Wyoming where he directs and coaches a number of Jazz ensembles and teaches applied jazz piano, and directs the UW Jazz Festival.