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Ben Wilcock

Piano player hailing from Wellington, New Zealand.

About Me

Ben Wilcock is a pianist and composer from Hamilton, NZ. His trio The Jelly Rolls have performed at the Edinburgh Jazz festival, the Wellington Jazz festival and the Tauranga Jazz festival. 2019 included a tour of Scotland,

Ben has released two albums with his trio The Jelly Rolls - Sneaky Weasel (2014) and The Phantom Canoe (2017) as well as 'A short history of Jazz, the 1930s' for Radio New Zealand.

In 2020 he released 'Goodnight T.V', a solo piano album and in 2021 he released 'The River Tethys' on ltd edition vinyl. Ben began his career as 'on stage pianist' in the award winning show 'The Pickle King' (Indian ink) which won multiple awards including a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

After an extended period playing in the UK Ben returned to NZ to perform and record with Bella Kalolo, including her Without the Paper and Time and Space releases, with performances at Glastonbury, Java Jazz, Sydney Arts Festival and New York's Ella lounge and Rockwood Music Hall. During this time he also toured with Aaradnha, Louis Baker and more recently with American Blues legend Chris Cain.

He is the co founder of Thick Records NZ along with John Rae.

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