"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
"Fresh new vocal jazz music.... Ben has got a very precise voice, it recalls a little bit of Kurt Elling to me, certainly in the writing style of the music." Jamie Cullum
These two very talented musicians - Ben Cox on vocals and Jamie Safiruddin on piano - perform songs from the Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album released in 1975 and the follow-up album Together Again, released the following year.
Ben Cox is an outstanding jazz singer. He initially studied classical piano and trumpet but his love of jazz singing led him to London and his studies at Guildhall. He performs regularly with internationally acclaimed jazz musicians and is a member of the A Cappella group 'Vive', who recently performed to great acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe.
The Ben Cox Band have a rich history on the jazz scene, playing the best jazz clubs up and down the country.
Jamie Safiruddin started playing the piano at the age of 8 on a baby grand. As a student he discovered the exciting electric funk and fusion of Herbie Hancock, The Yellowjackets, The Meters, Weather Report, Chick Corea and Tower of Power. From there, it was a logical step backwards to find the origins of the music in 50s and 60s American jazz. Jamie's professional work as arranger has recently begun to develop, including several arrangements featured on the forthcoming Cherry Ghost album. He has also toured with the legendary Paul Heaton with 'The 8th'.