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Jeff Benedict Group: Rhubumba

Saxophonist Jeff Benedict is a music professor at Cal State University, and he has the kind of tight musical relationship with his friend pianist Paul De Castro that you should build a band around. By adding a tipico rhythm section of conguero Bob Fernandez and timbalero Jimmy Branly and a front line of trombonist Jacques Voyemant, special guest trumpeter Bobby Shew, guitarist Dave Askren and bassist Rigoberto Lopez, the Jeff Benedict Group can count itself as one of the better Southern California Latin-jazz outfits.

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