Backstory presents: Ben Cipolla
Saturday 25th February, 7pm.
Backstory, 71 Balham High Road.
Ben Cipolla is one of the next Kings of jazz. He mixes mellow guitar lines, shuffling beats, and silky smooth vocals, always delivered with a huge smile. Ben is a cunning song-writer, and pours his Sicilian heritage and identity into his second album Casa Mia. It's a sunny, swinging, infectiously joyful album. Ben brings his electric charm to live performances. He's as astonishing with his full band and string quartet as he is playing solo with his guitar. I'm so excited to welcome him to Backstory for you all to see. - Rory
'Having built a reputation for himself as 'one to watch' on the UK Jazz scene, Ben Cipolla has received press acclaim from magazines, such as Earmilk and F Word. His music has been aired on BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 and has seen him play support for a number of big names including Edgelarks and Ninebarrow. Cipolla has also performed at the BBC Swing Jazz Prom at the Royal Albert Hall with Clare Teal, appeared on lineups alongside artists like Gregory Porter at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, as well as gracing the stage at Manchester Jazz Festival, WOMAD and Shambala Festival.'
Tickets - £10.
Doors open 7pm.