Marco Benevento is an inventive keyboardist and composer who has gained some attention for his work with the Benevento/Russo Duo, an experimental group mixing together aspects of adventurous jazz, indie-rock and jam-bands Benevento was born in New Jersey in 1977. He began playing piano at seven and was 15 when he became interested in jazz. Benevento attended the Berklee College of Music, graduating in 1999. He was a member of the Jazz Farmers (2000-2001), moved to New York in 2001 and became part of New York’s experimental jazz scene. He studied with Kenny Werner, Brad Mehldau and Joanne Brackeen, and has played with Steve Bernstein, Wayne Krantz, Charlie Hunter and Stanton Moore.
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