Sets are 1 hour long The admission price is $10.00 Sun- Wed. and $15 Thu- Sat. per
7:30pm – Doors 6pm
9:30pm – Doors 9pm
Sets are 1 hour long
The admission price is $10.00 Sun- Wed. and $15 Thu- Sat. per set PLUS a 2 drink minimum. *
* Admission may increase depending upon a given week’s performance schedule.
During performances, quiet is enforced
Mention Latin Jazz Series
When making your reservation for a chance to win Dinner for 2 at The Cecil Steakhouse and an engraved Commemorative 80th Anniversary Johnnie Walker Blue bottle
About John Benitez
A recent review in DownBeat hails John Benitez as “one of today’s top ranking bassists.” Since moving to New York almost two decades ago,The Multigrammy bassist has performed with a staggering roster of iconic artists, including Chick Corea, John Scofield, Chucho Valdez , Celia Cruz Tito Puente, Roy Hargrove, Danilo Perez,Michael Camilo,Luis Salinas ,The Mingus Big Band, The artist Joe(r&b) and Eddie Palmieri, who once declared John to be “the best bass player in the world.”
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, John got his start early, enrolling in the Escuela Libre de Musica at the age of thirteen. He later completed additional studies at the University of Puerto Rico and
the Puerto Rico Conservatory, where he apprenticed under Federico Silva. Yet his thirst for knowledge soon brought him to New York, where he continued his education under the tutelage of Ron Carter at the City University of New York.
John is a five -time Grammy winner, recognized for his contributions to Roy Hargrove’s Habana, Bebo Valdez’s Bebo de Cuba, and Eddie Palmieri’s Listen Here! The bassist also
appears on Grammy nominated recordings by David Sánchez and Conrad Herwig.
In 2011, John released his second album Purpose (Seed Music), which features a core ensemble including the pianist Manuel Valera, the guitarist Tom Guarna, the alto
saxophonist Will Vinson, and John’s son, the drummer Francis Benitez, Pedro Martinez as well as special guests. DownBeat calls it “enthralling .
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