Author: <span>Michel Benita</span>

Pre-order and listen! Bassist Michel Benita, long a mainstay of the French jazz scene, introduces his revised quartet. Swiss flugelhornist Matthieu Michel and French drummer Philippe Garcia are retained from Benita’s…

My new album, “Looking At Sounds” will be released on September 18 on ECM. The quartet is: Matthieu Michel (flugelhorn), Jozef Dumoulin (fender Rhodes & FX), Philippe Garcia (drums &…

The Singing Benitas are back ! In these troubled times we thought it would be nice to sing again (even if not physically together) and share these “slices of quarantine”…

Concert in Le Mans le 1/2/2020 MICHEL BENITA & MIEKO MIYAZAKI (France/Japon) For Chorus, here’s an exceptional encounter between Mieko Miyazaki, the charismatic koto player * (Japanese traditional string instrument),…

I’m lazy… I forgot to post about our 2 concerts in L’Île d’Yeu August 19 & 20. It was a lot of fun playing duo and trio with Vincent (and…

The New Quartet, with Jozef Dumoulin (Fender Rhodes & FX), Matthieu Michel (Flg), Philippe Garcia (drums & FX) and myself on bass & laptop, just spent 3 days recording in…