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Ben Sidran presents Rainmaker

11th June 2024, 6pm

Featuring a collection of original songs that channel the complex world of today through his “hipster” filter and demonstrating why he is indeed the “first ever existential jazz rapper”.

Ticket prices

£35 – £50


BEN SIDRAN – piano, vocals
LEO SIDRAN – drums
LEO RICHARDSON – saxophone

"His compositions are infectious and swinging, in a manner combining the soulfulness of a Horace Silver, and the cool sensibility of Mose Allison (to whom Sidran has often been compared). His lyrics are firmly with beat poets, and his musical arrangements, heavy with a shuffle beat, have an easy going languorous vibe, like sipping a cool drink on a hot and muggy day, kicking back, being content and satisfied, yet pontificating on the ways of the world." - Audiophile Audition

He is joined by his longtime bandmates, Billy Peterson on bass and Leo Sidran on drums and featuring Leo Richardson on saxophone.

In his 60-year career, Ben Sidran’s love of music has led him to be a pianist, a singer-songwriter, an author, a record producer and a music journalist among other things. He has been his own short-order cook, juggling his own career and his projects.  He has produced artists as Steve Miller, Mose Allison, Diana Ross, Boz Scaggs, Phil Upchurch, Tony Williams, Jon Hendricks, Richie Cole and Van Morrison.

A renaissance man cast adrift in a modern world.

— Chicago Sun Times