Cox’s mesmerising tone and captivating delivery have won him a whole host of high profile fans, including a glowing endorsement from jazz superstar Jamie Cullum. Introducing This Waiting Game as “fresh new vocal jazz music” on his hugely popular BBC Radio 2 show.
April 2015 marked the release of This Waiting Game, the stunning debut from rising star Ben Cox: composer, instrumentalist and the most exciting UK jazz vocalist to grace the scene for many years.
Still only 21 and yet to graduate from London’s Guildhall School of music, Cox and his co-writer, up and coming pianist Jamie Safiruddin, have created a remarkably accomplished album that revitalises the vocal jazz tradition. Together they are part of new generation of young jazz musicians who are building on the legacy of their heroes, while leading a new wave of innovation. Safiruddin’s talent as a gifted composer and arranger, combined with Cox’s exceptional songwriting prowess and unique timbre, bring a fresh, distinctive sound to the genre that no one else can replicate.