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Langtoun Jazz Festival 2022 Opening Night Ben Crosland Quintet at Kirkcaldy Old Kirk

Posted by Brown Paper Tickets on January 27, 2022


Kirkcaldy Old Kirk
Kirk Wynd


Fri, June 24, 2022
8:00 pm

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Ben Crosland brings his Ray Davies Songbook to the Langtoun to play with Scottish musicians for the 1st time. He will be joined by Malcom MacFarlane, Gordon McNeil, Alan Benzie and Tom Gordon.

Bass player, Ben, was commissioned to write the arrangements for his Ray Davies Songbook by Marsden Jazz Festival and has been playing it at various festivals since.
It has gone down very well with audiences who love The Kinks music and Ben is very much looking forward to presenting it for us.

Originally a guitarist and sometime drummer, Ben Crosland took up the bass in the late 70s when no one in the function band he was forming wanted to play it! He began to play jazz bass seriously when inspired by beginning a 10 year association with the Wavendon Summer Jazz Course in 1982 , firstly as a student soaking up the wisdom of the late, great Jeff Clyne and later assisting Jeff with the bass guitar students as an assistant tutor. In 1987, he became a member of the Huddersfield Jazz house band, working with Don Rendell, Ian Carr, Dick Morrissey, Bobby Wellins, Louis Stewart, Ronnie Ross and Bill Le Sage amongst many others....

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