Listen to the crisp notes of the piano as Marco Benevento takes center stage at the Press Room this Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 9 pm onwards.
Benevento is a pianist, organist, and composer hailing from Brooklyn, New York. He has been involved in New York’s jazz and experimental music scene since 1999. He has studied and worked with well known pianists like Kenny Werner, Brad Mehldau, and Joanne Brackeen. He has collaborated with musicians such as Matt Chamberlain, Andrew Barr, Billy Martin, George Porter, Johnny Vidacovich, Steven Bernstein, Cindy Blackman, Wayne Krantz, Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon and Trey Anastasio. Benevento has been associated with music acts like the Benevento/Russo Duo, Garage a Trois, and Bustle in Your Hedgerow.
Moreover, he has won Best Live Performance Album at the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards in 2008. In 2009, “Invisible Baby” was nominated for Independent Music Awards Jazz Album of the year. In January 2011, Benevento won The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards for the Eclectic Album category.