Benjamin Croft is a British keyboardist and composer based in London, known for his extensive knowledge and experience in a multitude of music genres.
At the age of 7, he began piano and trumpet lessons, later going on to study at Leeds College of Music.
After graduating, he completed several contracts on international cruise lines and moved to the US. During this period, he toured the world twice, and worked with artists as diverse as Belinda Carlisle, Leslie Garrett, The Temptations and The Platters.
Benjamin relocated to London in 2012, where he became a regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s, the Jazz Cafe, Dean St and The Pheasantry Pizza Express Jazz Clubs, The Vortex, among others, playing with the finest musicians on the scene.
He has also performed in the West End Show ’ Straight From the Heart’, and on TV shows such as ‘The Voice’ and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. In 2018, he recorded for Beautiful South founder Dave Hemingway’s latest project ’Sunbirds’, and has been working as a session musician, composer and arranger on several projects over the years.
In March 2019, Benjamin released his first album ‘10 Reasons To...’ on 33Jazz Records. 12 original compositions blending jazz fusion and progressive rock and reflecting his unique style and sound.
His second album, “Far and Distant Things“, was recorded throughout 2020 and released in the summer of 2021, on Ubuntu Music, featuring some prestigious guests musicians such as Randy Brecker, Allen Vizzutti, Frank Gambale, Barry Finnerty, Mike Miller, Chad Wackerman, and more. The album has been critically acclaimed in the UK, US and Europe.
Benjamin is currently working on his third album. An epic project pushing further the boundaries of creativity, musical mastery and sonic excellence.
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