Round & Round album launch!
Ben Cox and Keyboardist Jamie Safiruddin are the new Steely Dan. They have plenty of genre busting ideas and are a welcome addition to the UK Jazz Scene.’
Nigel Williams, JazzFM
Round & Round is the second album from The Ben Cox Band, to be released in October 2016. Following on from a great 2 years in which the band have played Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Jazz Club and Crazy Coqs in London, as well as sold out shows at Cheltenham, Scarborough and Southport Jazz festivals, the band have created a stunning follow up to their debut album This Waiting Game. Funkier yes, but still retaining the jazz influences in Jamie’s writing and the Americana influences in Ben’s songs, the band have retained the harmony and grooves that lead to so much airplay. Tonight you get to hear brand new songs from the band, some old tunes re-imagined and the mesmerising tone from the pure voice of Ben Cox.
“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, The title track This Waiting Game sounds really good, Ben has got a very precise voice, it recalls a little bit of Kurt Elling to me,” Jamie Cullum
“Jamie Safiruddin is a smart, sensitive pianist and his work with the classy young singer, Ben Cox, shows enormous promise” Barb Jungr