Ben has built a formidable reputation as a trumpeter over the last few years. Currently he has taken over the late Kenny Ball’s role in the continuing Kenny Ball Jazzmen, now led by Kenny’s son, the singer Keith Ball, but Ben’s range of work also includes working with such diverse talents and in such different styles as Jacqui Dankworth, Jamie Cullum, Madness, the Humphrey Lyttelton Band and the Pasadena Roof Orchestra. Ben’s own influences include Chet Baker and Clark Terry. As a leader he takes charge of the Big Beat Band.
Ben appears as part of the StarCity Swing Session at 7pm on Friday 5th