The Ben Cox Band are a fresh young quintet on the UK Jazz scene. Playing music from their shared passions for great tunes from the jazz songbook as well as original songs, the band has a natural affinity for underlying grooves and melody. Their inspiration is drawn from some great songwriters and singers, from Mel Torme and Tony Bennett, to Paul Simon, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell. Their debut album This Waiting Game received 4* in The Telegraph and shot into the Top Jazz albums of 2015. Twice selling out Ronnie Scott’s and with sold out gigs at Cheltenham Jazz Festival and their album launch at Pizza Express Live in Soho, the Ben Cox Band are on the up. You will have heard them on JazzFM and the Jamie Cullum show.
For this show Hourglass, Ben Cox brings together a new band to celebrate the music of Grammy award winning American singer songwriter James Taylor. This tight knit band contains four singers who bring these songs to life with great harmonies.
From the show ‘Hourglass: The Music of James Taylor’ you will hear some of the much loved songs written by the musical genius that is James Taylor, including: How Sweet it is, Mexico, Sweet Baby James, Carolina On My Mind and many more…
Ben Cox says: “We are not a standard ‘tribute act’, but we are a band who all admire and respect the work of James Taylor. We are celebrating his unique sound by recreating some of his wonderful songs. Please join us and feel free to sing along while we take you through his life and journey with some of his most memorable music.”
“Ben Cox has a sweet and expressive voice and he shows he can handle a classic” – Daily Telegraph
“The band owns a stunning capacity to live through each song” – Liane Carroll
Ben Cox – Vocals
Danny Arbiter – Guitar, Vocals
Alex Maydew – Piano/Keyboards
Flo Moore – Bass, Vocals
Rod Oughton – Drums, Vocals