First playing together as Beats & Pieces in 2008, today these fourteen musicians know each other inside out socially and musically, and this familiarity is part of what sets them aside from many other big bands today. The music is an expression of the band’s members and their varied musical backgrounds and activities, all brought together in Ben Cottrell’s inspired writing and arranging. The band’s debut album Big Ideas was released in March 2012 on Efpi Records, a small Manchester-based label also run by Ben. Since then, Beats & Pieces have performed across the UK and Europe; received airplay on BBC Radio 2, Radio 3 and 6music; and received awards including Best UK Newcomer at the 2013 Jazz FM Awards and Ensemble of the Year at the 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
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