BEN WATERS - Nominated by Jools Holland as one of his 10 favourite piano players of all time, Ben’s performances have been described by the London Times as “like a bouncing castle for grown-ups”.
Ben has played in over 25 countries in venues including London’s Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall & Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club; the Sydney Opera House and New York’s Iridium Theatre. He regularly tours Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, the Caribbean and the US. Played with ‘flair & bravado’ (Birmingham Post) Ben’s music is an eclectic mix of early blues through ragtime, jazz, boogie woogie, stride, R&B and the R&R of the 50’s & 60’s. Along the way he has played and/or recorded with artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, PJ Harvey, Jools Holland, Leo Sayer, Ray Davies and the Rolling Stones.
DEREK NASH - renowned for energetic, vibrant, passionate & charismatic performances on soprano, alto, tenor & baritone sax, Derek Nash has been a featured member of the Jools Holland Orchestra since 2004. Regarded as “at the forefront of the British jazz movement”, Derek has been described a “one of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today” (The Guardian). A member of Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion he has appeared live or on TV with such as Eric Clapton, Amy Winehouse, Paul McCartney, Solomon Burke, Annie Lennox & Tom Jones.
Doors open/ Dinner: 6:30 PM
General admission: 7:30 PM
The show starts: 8:00 PM