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Marco Benevento w/ guest Elizabeth Shepherd

Sunday, October 17 2010, 8:00am - 11:30pm
Marco Benevento has been a regular on the New York City contemporary, experimental jazz scene for years. Benevento has studied under and played alongside teachers like Kenny Werner, Brad Mehldau, and Joanne Brackeen; and bandmates like Matt Chamberlain, Steven Bernstein, Wayne Krantz, Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Mike Gordon and Trey Anastasio. Benevento released his first solo studio album as a pianist in 2008, entitled Invisible Baby followed by Me Not Me in 2009. Both albums include drummers Matt Chamberlain and Andrew Barr and bassist Reed Mathis. Featured on both records is Marco's use of an amplified acoustic piano, circuit bent toys, Mellotron and Optigan. Performances with the trio include the JVC Jazz Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, SXSW, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, High Sierra Music Festival and Carnegie Hall. In early 2008, Benevento's Live At Tonic won in The 7th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best Live Performance Album.[2] And in 2009 Benevento's "Invisible Baby" was nominated for Independent Music Awards Jazz Album of the year. Marco's new CD, Between the Needles and Nightfall, is out now on CD, iTunes, and vinyl, including limited edition red vinyl. Tracked by engineer Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Akron/Family), and final mixes by Mell Dettmer (Sunn O))), Eyvind Kang), Jesse Lauter (Low Anthem, Elvis Perkins) and Vid Cousins (Amon Tobin, Kid Koala). Marco's band for the show includes Dave Dreiwitz from Ween on bass, and Andrew Borger on drums (Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Ani DiFranco). Check the following link for a taste of what to expect -
Location: El Mocambo
Advanced tickets only $15, available through (online and over the phone 1-888-222-6608), Soundscapes, Rotate This, and Play De Record


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