Rising star Ben Cox is a singer who brings a fresh, unique sound to the Jazz scene. Fast gaining a reputation for his mesmerising tone and captivating delivery, he is steeped in the history of the song. Debut album This Waiting Game produced by Ian Shaw will be released in 2014. Ben is also a member of the a cappella group Vive.
Ben Cox is currently studying jazz voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. His aim is to work professionally as a jazz musician. He initially studied classical piano and trumpet, but he was also lead vocalist and trumpeter with the Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra for several years. His love of jazz and his wish to study the subject in depth led him to apply to study for a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz, with jazz voice as his principal study. Successful auditions led to offers from Birmingham Conservatoire, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Trinity College of Music, but he was delighted to accept the offer from Guildhall, which has given him the opportunity to learn from, work and regularly perform with internationally acclaimed jazz musicians, including for example Wynton Marsalis, Ian Shaw, Todd Gordon, Jacqui Dankworth, Cleo Laine and Liane Carrol.
Since being at Guildhall Ben has been studying jazz voice with the renowned jazz singer and tutor Lee Gibson, enhanced by classical voice tuition with Linda Hutchison. Ben is a Jazznights Ben Cox 271013 (170)member of the A Cappella group ‘Vive’, whose members are present or former students at Guildhall, and who recently performed to great acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe. Vive were the winners of the 2013 National Voice Festival and are appearing at the London Jazz Festival in November 2013.
“I think it was the age of the voice in such a young man, more akin to Tony Bennett and Chet Baker, yet being sung by a twenty something ! Perfect execution, depth and tone, Catch him soon if you’re lucky enough.” Neil Hughes – The Cinnamon Club.
And we are lucky enough to hear yet again the stunning voice of Ben Cox. He will be singing with the Roger Odell Jazznights Trio and additional vocals from from the resident songbird Larraine Odell
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