Location: The Spice of Life, Moor Street, London, United Kingdom
Description: BEN COX BAND – vocal-led quintet playing standards and original music from the forthcoming album This Waiting Game, "Ben Cox and Jamie Safiruddin. Two of the most vital young musicians to emerge from the UK scene. This truly is a young musical partnership to watch bloom and develop." Ian Shaw
BEN COX vocals, JAMIE SAFIRUDDIN MD/piano, ADAM CHATTERTON trumpet, FLO MOORE bass & WILL GLASER drums
Captivating live, with a beautiful tenor voice (also heard in Vive numerous times at London Jazz Festival) Ben Cox fast gaining a reputation for his tone as well as his delivery, a throwback to the days of Tony Bennett and Chet Baker, but with some beautiful original tunes.
His collaborator and MD is Jamie Safirudden, a pianist of note, who also arranges strings with the like of Paul Heaton and Cherry Ghost. His fine song writing is now coming to the fore, and The Ben Cox Band is where you can hear his latest work, influenced by Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and James Taylor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-zG_WUtVks Doors open: 6pm, Music 8-11pm £10/£8 MU, student/advance http://www.wegottickets.com/event/266587