Today, as a rising star of one of America’s finest musical traditions, Gonzalez has come to his current status by following in the footsteps of jazz’s ancestral forebears. The fusion of world rhythms and straight-ahead jazz makes this passionate performer an audience favorite all over the world. Benito Gonzalez is being recognized as an exciting pianist and composer for his well-received debut album ‘Starting Point’ (Christian McBride, Antonio Sanchez, Rene McLean, Ron Blake) in addition to taking home first prize at the Great American Jazz Piano Competition. Benito’s acclaimed sophomore album, ‘Circles’ (Ron Blake, Myron Walden, Azar Lawrence, Christian McBride, Jeff “Tain" Watts), reveals a very personal body of work as he emerges as a leader and an accomplished improviser.
About him: Gonzalez has a golden touch on the piano, whether he’s playing a ballad or swinging for the fences. – the JazzPage Gonzalez proves he can handle just about anything thrown his musical way. – KeyboardMag Gonzalez flashes killer chops and swings intensely alongside his world-class bandmates – Blues & Soul ...Benito Gonzalez. Remember that name. A future star. – Blues & Soul
Recently, Benito received more critical attention for his work on Garrett’s Grammy-Nominated album ‘Seeds from the Underground’. After almost seven years of touring with Kenny Garrett, Benito has added numerous festivals and international jazz club dates to his credit. He has also shared the stage with Curtis Fuller, Pharaoh Sanders, Bobby Hutcherson, Christian McBride, Ignacio Berroa, Roy Hargrove, Rene McLean, Steve Turre,Delfeayo Marsalis,Hamiet Bluiett, Antonio Sanchez, T.K. Blue, Nicholas Payton, Azar Lawrence, and Jackie McLean.
- Benito Gonzalez - Piano
- Daniele Sorrentino - Doublebass
- Alessandro D'Anna- Drumset
Dinner à la carte starting from 7.30 pm
Live Jazz at 10pm
€ 20,00 including first drink.
Via Gregoriana 54/a - Roma