Ben Gershen  

Ben has been DJing and hosting events for over 12 years, and showcases his talents as a vibrant personality who can entertain any crowd. He's dapper, fun, and sophisticated. Just hand him a fresh suit, two turn tables and a microphone...

  Get To Know Ben  

   DJ, Event Host, Co-Founder   

Hometown: Alamo, California

High School: San Ramon Valley - go wolves!

College: SF State

Home Away From Home: Yosemite National Park

Top Travel Destination: Uluwatu, Bali (Single Fin)

...What Music Would You Bring? Deep, Chill, Tropical House!

Top Live Music Experience: Major Lazor in Tel Aviv

Go-To Karaoke: What's Up or How Bizzare

Most Likely Found: Cascade Express -> Glen Otto Park

DJ's I Love: DJ AM, A-Trak, David Guetta, Fatboy Slim

Little Known Fact: Licensed Skydiver

Cats or Dogs: @zooeydtheweenie

Favorite Job: Hip Hop Choreographer/Instructor

Favorite Quote: "You can do what you want with my music, just don't make me boring" - Freddie Mercury

Drink of Choice: Classic cocktail, done PROPERLY.

Got a question for Ben? Ask Away! (503) 212-4519

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  Ben's Bio  

As a long time dance floor veteran, Ben Gershen has been producing high quality events up and down the West Coast since 2008. Serving clients primarily in the Private Event, Corporate Event, and VIP Event space, Ben has been showcasing his talents as a vibrant personality who can entertain celebrities, companies, organizations, and industry professionals from around the world. 

 

Ben has had the honor of working with incredible clients such as: Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants, Twitter, Nike & members of Congress as well as many other taste makers and influencers! With over 1,000 events in the rearview mirror and over a decade of industry experience, Ben has developed a unique modern approach to events that places an emphasis on customization, experience and style.

 

Beloved throughout the industry, Ben has been fortunate enough to share the stage and work with a number of high profile clients at some of the most prominent venues along the West Coast. He’s got a fresh, dapper, and sophisticated vibe that will help you rethink what an event DJ can do. Just hand him a fresh suit, a pair of turntables, a microphone and let him do his thing!

Ben grew up the youngest of eight in a large music loving family outside of San Francisco. Growing to the soundtrack of the 90s-early 2000s, Ben spent his summers on the rivers and mountains of Yosemite, and his winter on the ski slopes of Lake Tahoe. From a young age, Ben idolized MJ for his dance moves, and David Blane for his finesse. Whether he was performing magic shows for his family as a 7 year old, or dancing in talent shows to NSYNC - I Want You Back at Club Med, Ben was always getting the party started and was willing to get on stage to make it  happen. 

Ben got his start in the industry as a hip hop choreographer in the Bay Area. Around that time, Ben also began working for the well regarded Northern California Entertainment firm,  Denon & Doyle. Quickly Ben become one of D&D's top DJs while leading teams on high profile Private & Corporate Events throughout Northern California. Over the next eight years, Ben would slowly clock his 10,000 hours and hone his craft.

 

Before leaving the Bay Area, Ben served as the Program Director for the largest residential summer camp on the west coast. Blending education, music, dance, and entertainment, Ben continued to perfect his craft while earning his degree from San Francisco State and attending Pyramind Music Production Institute. 

 

In 2017 Ben embarked on new adventures and set off for the Pacific Northwest. Co-founding Higher Ground Entertainment, Ben is pairing his seasoned skills with a fresh, boutique style approach for Private Events, Corporate Events, VIP Events and other entertainment experiences. Based in Portland but available for events worldwide, Higher Ground Entertainment’s team of DJs are excited to call the Pacific Northwest their new home.

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