The fusion of world rhythms and straight-ahead jazz make 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)
and as winner of the 2005 Great American Jazz Piano Competition.
Presently, Benito is creating a very personal body of work for his
sophomore album as a leader that will feature him as an improviser.
After six years touring with jazz master, Kenny Garrett, he added
numerous festivals and international jazz club dates to his credit.
Benito has shared the stage with Curtis Fuller, Pharaoh Sanders,Azar Lawrence,Bobby Hutcherson, Christian McBride,Victor Bailey, Ignacio Berroa, Billy Hart, Al Foster, Roy Hargrove,Rene McLean, Steve Turre, Hamiet Bluiett,Antonio Sanchez, T.K. Blue, Nicholas Payton, Jackie Mclean and Kenny Garrett.