About Ben Jumper
Ben Jumper President & CEO, SoundCheck Nashville, Inc. and SoundCheck Austin, Inc.
Ben Jumper has owned Soundcheck Nashville since 2004. Soundcheck is recognized as one of the largest, full production rehearsal facilities in the world. Since purchasing Soundcheck, Mr. Jumper has also expanded the Soundcheck brand into the Austin, TX market when Soundcheck Austin was opened in April 2010. He was also responsible for buying Centerstaging in Burbank, CA out of bankruptcy in October of 2009, along side partners Mitch Clark and Scott Scovill. Mr. Jumper was the managing partner of Centerstaging until May 2010 when flooding devastated Nashville, TN and he needed to focus his attention on Soundcheck. In recent months, Mr. Jumper has taken steps to build Tennessee’s first Film/Video Soundstage. Construction is expected to start this fall.
In 1992 Mr. Jumper started Crew One Productions along side John Wayne who was President of Production Arts Workshop in Atlanta. Under their direction, Crew One now operates in five Southeast cities. Prior to these companies, Mr. Jumper started Chatta/Tik Outlets in 1980, a hard ticket distributor throughout the Chattanooga area for concerts and events. Chatta/Tik was eventually sold to Fast Tix in 1987 with the rise in popularity of computerized electronic tickets. Along side his wife, Katie, he started a catering company called Catering to the Stars in 1981. He also started Mid-America Entertainment, a supplier of outdoor entertainment staging, and sold this company along with the catering company in 2004, to take over Soundcheck.
Mr. Jumper first got his start in the entertainment industry in 1972 as a sixteen-year-old working as a local runner for Sound Seventy Productions in Chattanooga. In 1976, he went on the road with Charlie Daniels to head Security and provide production assistance until 1980 when he came back to Chattanooga to start Chatta/Tik.
President/CEO – Chatta/Tik Outlets, 1980 – 1987
Owner – Catering to the Stars, 1981 – 2004
President/CEO – Mid America Staging, 1984 – 2004
President/CEO – Crew One Productions, 1992 – Present
Owner/President – Soundcheck Nashville, 2004 – Present
Owner/Managing Partner – Soundcheck Austin, 2010- Present
Owner – Centerstaging, 2009 – 2012
Mr. Jumper maintains residences in Chickamauga, GA and Nashville, TN with his wife, Katie. The Jumpers have two adult children.