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Ben Watte

Saxophonist Ben Watte plays and composes for The Beat's n Piece's big band directed by Ben Cottrell. They have had nationwide airplay on BBC jazz on 3 and Jazz FM and most recently, won the European Young Artists' Jazz Award, supporting Chick Corea at the Berghousen international jazz festival in Germany. '...and tenor Ben Watte who soared with buckets of soul as well as bop' Jazzwise Ben was born in 1989 in Retford, Nottinghamshire. His musicianship began at age 11 and by age 14 he was awarded a scholarship to Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester where he studied with Iain Dixon, Jim Muirhead and Les Chisnall. After 4 years at Chetham’s. He followed by studying at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.


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