CHRISTMAS SONGS, JAZZ CAROLS & LOTS OF FUN!
BEN HOLDER – PIANO & VOCALS
Taught classically from the age of six, Ben studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire. During his classical studies, Ben began listening to Jazz - classic masters such as Benny Goodman and Oscar Peterson and of course the great jazz violinists including Grappelli, Joe Venuti and the awe inspiring Stuff Smith.
Ben's innate sense of swing rhythm (something which often eludes classical players) stems from those early listening sessions - and his various awards bear testimony to his abilities.
PAUL JEFFERIES – DOUBLE BASS
Paul was one of the founders of the successful Oxford Jazz Festival. He is an accomplished bassist and teacher based in Oxfordshire. He performs with Gypsy Fire, the Rob Terry Trio, The Ben Holder Quartet and his own trio ‘Tantrum’.