Beats & Pieces Big Band

Led by Ben Cottrell, the Beats & Pieces Big Band is a 14-piece big band based in Manchester. Since winning the 2011 European Young Artists’ Jazz Award in Burghausen the band has gone from strength to strength, performing at many quality venues, including Ronnie Scott’s, the Southbank Centre, the Olympia (Paris), the Sage (Gateshead) and Band On The Wall (Manchester). Our debut album, ‘Big Ideas’ can be bought here and you can also buy a live EP from one of our Band On The Wall gigs here.

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Current line up: Sam Healey, Ben Watte, Anthony Brown (saxes); Owen Bryce, Graham South, Nick Walters (trumpets); Tim Cox, Simon Lodge, Paul Strachan (trombones); Patrick Hurley (piano/rhodes); Anton Hunter (guitar); Harrison Wood (bass); Fin Panter (drums); Ben Cottrell (band leader/electronics).


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