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The Ben Ward Big Band is a high-energy 20-piece jazz orchestra comprised of talented music students and top professional players. The band was formed in February 2018 and regularly performs challenging charts to sell-out audiences. Check out our next gig - tickets sell fast so don't miss out!


Dan Gribbin (lead)

Ben Jackson

Josh Mead

Will Rhodes

Ryan West


Steve Bland (lead)

Russ Buckberry

Derek Lawton

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Pete Johnson (lead)

Dom Blackwell

Kevin Stewart

Tom Davis


Reuben Savage (Guitar)

Barney McNamara (Bass)

George Povey (Drums)

Filip Trenkić (Piano)

Fiona Kinsella (Vocals)

The band is also available to hire for events ranging from business conferences to weddings. We can supply anything from the full 20-piece band down to a duo or trio - get in touch for a personalised quote.

"I booked the Ben Ward Big Band for a corporate awards ceremony – they were professional from start to finish. The band arrived early and were very accommodating when we needed them to play additional songs (as our guests took a little longer to enter the room than planned!). Most importantly they sounded great, and were exactly what we’d hoped for to bring our event to life."

Francesca McKernan

 Marketing Manger, SDL Surveying