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Ben Cipolla Band are a seven-piece jazz-pop group, melding their eclectic tastes and specialisms to create a unique sound, bursting with soaring vocal melodies, tight musicianship and intricate horn lines. They released, in 2015, their debut EP, The Guest House EP, which leant its name to their subsequent tour around the South-West. They have just finished recording their debut album at Real World Studios, which was funded by generous donations of fans from all over the country. They were voted successfully for “The Best Newcomer Award” at Marlborough Jazz Festival 2014. They have performed at WOMAD, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Marlborough Jazz Festival, Lakefest, Shambala.

The Band Members

Isaac Francis – Acoustic Guitar & Backing Vocals

A sound & voice enthusiast and harp-harmonic aficionado, Isaac is a student at the University of Surrey’s prestigious Tonmeister course.

A sound & voice enthusiast and harp-harmonic aficionado, Isaac is a student at the University of Surrey’s prestigious Tonmeister course.

Dan Springate – Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals

Comfortable with cello sonatas and slick bass grooves alike, Dan is a multi-instrumentalist music student at the University of Manchester.

Comfortable with cello sonatas and slick bass grooves alike, Dan is a multi-instrumentalist music student at the University of Manchester.

Jonny Budd – Electric Guitar & Alto Saxophone

Communicating not merely with (re)harmony and chord melody, Jonny is a modern languages student at the University of Oxford.

Communicating not merely with (re)harmony and chord melody, Jonny is a modern languages student at the University of Oxford.

David Knight – Alto Saxphone

A seething cauldron of compositional creativity and saxophonic mischief, David is a composer studying at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

A seething cauldron of compositional creativity and saxophonic mischief, David is a composer studying at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Ash Garfitt – Tenor & Baritone Saxophones

A connoisseur of woodwind and merchant of baritone-riffs, Ash is a multi-instrumentalist student at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

A connoisseur of woodwind and merchant of baritone-riffs, Ash is a multi-instrumentalist student at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Will Downes-Hall – Drums

His seamless time-signature hopping and intoxicating, earth-quaking beats capture the band’s diverse spirt and singular energy; Will is an unforgettable, rhythmical force of nature.

Photography courtesy of Brendan Downes-Hall.

 
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