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.
Isaac Francis – Acoustic Guitar & Backing Vocals
Dan Springate – Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Jonny Budd – Electric Guitar & Alto Saxophone
David Knight – Alto Saxphone
Ash Garfitt – Tenor & Baritone Saxophones
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.