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Live performance and video on WFAA Channel 8 Good Morning Texas show. The live feed is shown on the outdoor video screens at Victory Plaza and the American Airlines Center. February 5, 2013.
Ben with fellow Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts students with Sarah Jaffe before opening for her for the Grand Opening of the Dallas City Performance Hall on September 14, 2012.
What you look and feel like after being part of the group that opens for Sarah Jaffe.
Rami and Ben as 2013 YoungArts Honorable Mention Award Winners in VOICE/Jazz Voice and Elliott as a 2013 YoungArts Finalist with BTW teacher Kent Ellingson.
Ben and Booker T. Washington High School graduate, Norah Jones, after Norah's concert (spring 2010) where Ben sat in the next to last row in the balconey. Fair Park Music Hall, Dallas, Texas. www.norahjones.com
Recording for YoungArts with Kent Ellingson on keys.
Ben with Jamie Cullum and fellow musician, Hannah Martin, at Lakewood Theatre after Jamie's show. Summer 2010. www.jamiecullum.com
The 2012-2013 Jazz Ensemble from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts.
Ben with fellow Berklee Five Week Performance Camp students performing in Boston, MA July 2012.
2011 Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. Master teachers: Craig Carnelia, Lari White, & Marcy Heisler. Participants: David Dabbon & Tom Bruett, Colleen Dancey & Akiva Romer-Segal, Benjamin Higginbotham, Morgan Karr, Sharon Kenney, Carrie Manolakos, K. Divya Maus, Bradford Proctor, Matt Siffert, Marcus Stevens & Sam Willmott, Alina Smith, & Marianna Thielen & Reece Marshburn.
At Taylor Tatsch's new recording studio, AudioStyles, in Colleyville, Texas after recording session March 2011 with Taylor, engineer; Blaine Crews, drummer; Graham Smith, bassist; and Ben, keyboards and vocals.
Ben with Sara Hickman, the State Musician of Texas, after a house concert at Tom Noe's in Wylie, Texas. Fall 2010. www.sarahickman.com
Ben at the Gibson Showroom in Austin during 2011 SXSW after getting to record John Lennon's Instant Karma with other students.
Ben skateboarding in Corpus Christi, Texas rather than playing music in Corpus Christi.
Ben recording and working on "21" with Cary Pierce of Jackopierce at Ice House in Rockwall, Texas for the Booker 3, Volume 2 project. Summer 2010. www.jackopierce.com
The students, the bus, the adventure in recording in the mobile studio on March 15, 2011 during SXSW at the Gibson Showroom on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. www.lennonbus.org
Ben Higginbotham, Ethan Worland, and Rami Ackerman (three BTW students) after winning the Battle of the Bands at the Festival at the Switchyard in Carrollton, Texas in October 2010.
Ben and Pegasus at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts (BTWHSPVA), downtown Dallas, Texas.
Ben, looking country, which he does not qualify for, at Bill's Records & Tapes on South Lamar Dallas, Texas. Blues legend Cookie McGee was in the audience at Bill's that day. Spring 2010.
Ben, as a Yamaha artist wannabe amongst Yamaha artists: Norah Jones (see above), Jamie Cullum (see above), and Paul McCartney. Ben did play the same piano at the Grand Canyon El Tovar Lodge that Paul McCartney played. Summer 2010.
Ben preparing to record at Bass Propulsion Lab Dallas, Texas. Spring 2010.
Ben on piano with the All Star Jazz Camp band in Plano, Texas at Collin County College. Summer 2010.
Ben, looking good in leather, performing at TCMarsh Middle School Dallas, Texas. Spring 2009.
Ben performing after winning the talent show as an eighth grader at TCMarsh Middle School Dallas, Texas. Spring 2009.
Ben performing with classmates at TCMarsh Middle School Dallas, Texas. Spring 2009.
Ben and the mere reflection of him.
Ben, with his brother Wes at his side, attracting a crowd and performing at Camp GAP in 2007.
Wes and Ben, the Brothers Higginbotham, looking like a younger version of Keith and Ezra of Trout Fishing in America. www.troutmusic.com
Ben, as a wee lad, performing a recital at the Bentley Retirement Home Dallas, Texas.
Learning to surf on the Gulf coast at Port Aransas, Texas.
Back in the day, Ben as a pitcher for TCMarsh Middle School in Dallas, Texas. One inning, anyhow.
Ben, as a fisher and catcher of fish, with his cousin Janae in Rockport, Texas.