June 21, 2022 | June 23, 2022 | June 25, 2022
David Benoit in Residence
David Benoit, legendary contemporary jazz pioneer, returns to Monteverdi with a trio of lively performances on June 21, 23 and 25th. The Grammy nominated pianist, composer, conductor and arranger will play classic hits along with songs from his brand new album, A Midnight Rendezvous.
About the Artist
Born in Bakersfield, California, David Benoit grew up in the South Bay of Los Angeles. He studied piano at age 13 with Marya Cressy Wright and continued his training with Abraham Fraser, who was the pianist for Arturo Toscaninni. He focused on theory and composition at El Camino College, studying orchestration with Donald Nelligan, and later took film scoring classes taught by Donald Ray at UCLA. His career as a contemporary jazz pianist began in 1977 and includes 25 solo recordings over the past 28 years. Many of these, including his 1987 GRP Records debut Freedom At Midnight and its GRAMMY nominated 1988 follow-up Every Step Of The Way, are considered influential classics in the genre, which came to be known as Smooth Jazz.
About This Event:
Date: June 21, 2022 | June 23, 2022 | June 25, 2022
Price: Free and open to all.
Location: The Monteverdi Lounge & Chiesa di Sant’Andrea