Greetings jazz lovers, as always I’m thankful for the opportunity to introduce new artists [if you haven’t met him] on this occasion I’ve got bassist John Benítez and his latest album “Purpose.” Funny thing, although I was aware of Benítez this is my first encounter with a solo album by him I knew right away I had to spread the news about this extraordinary musician. As time allows, check out the award-winning bassist John Benítez because he’s got some seriously funky Afro-Latin Jazz chops in store for you. —Rob Young | Urban Flux Media
John Benítez -][- Purpose – [Seed Music, 2011] –
Grammy award-winning bassist John Benítez, born in Rio Piedreas, Puerto Rico, started playing gospel music in church at the age of thirteen. Already a gifted musician, John began his formal education at “Escuela Libre de Musica,” followed by study at the University of Puerto Rico and later the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music with master bassist, Federico Silva.
At nineteen, John as the first-call bassist in San Juan’s thriving Jazz, R and B, and Latin music scenes. He performed with, among others, such well-known artists as Chick Corea, Lucecita, Batacumbele, Lalo Rodriguez, Cuco Pena, Roberto Roena, and Justo Betancourt. –[Excrept – Biography]-
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