Ben Cina is a dynamic and well rounded singer songwriter from Austin TX. Growing up in TX Ben attended the world famous Jazz program at the University of North Texas. With his schooling there Ben is well versed in Jazz performance as well as many other genres of music. After school Ben moved to Austin where he worked as a full time musician for 7 years. From playing in rowdy clubs downtown with a full band to playing subdued corporate mixers and private events Ben has played just about every type of show imaginable during his time in Austin. He is fully capable of bringing high energy music with a full band to your event or just offering pleasant background music on acoustic guitar. Ben plays a wide range of covers from John Denver, Al Green and Van Morrison to Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Garth Brooks assuring that he will offer everyone at the event something they enjoy listening to. Ben has moved to NY in 2018 to pursue songwriting. He has already had his songs featured in a toyota camry commercial, worked with grammy winners Justice League and Midi Mafia and has recently sold a song to the 90s platinum group “Hi-Five”.
DJ: Smoke and Mirrors
Smoke & Mirrors is a music production / DJ duo specializing in EDM and house music. They are happy to return this year as DJs for the Texas Chili Cook Off! TK and Matthew J. have done a number of corporate and private events together, including for PepsiCo., and at the House of YES in Brooklyn with Acoustica Electronica. Look for them this June on the PepsiCo. float for World Pride NYC 2019. Their EP, OVERHEARD, is available on iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play and all streaming services.