Marco Benevento West Coast

MARCO BENEVENTO Announces February Residency at Yoshi's Oakland
Plus Additional West Coast Tour Dates
Special guests including Scott Amendola, Andrew Barr, Billy Martin
Reed Mathis, Jeff Parker, Joe Russo, Skerik and more

Marco Benevento by Greg Aiello
Marco Benevento will call Northern California home in February when he hosts a four week residency at Yoshi's in Oakland. Supporting his new release, Me Not Me (available February 3 from The Royal Potato Family), Benevento is set to appear every Tuesday of the month at the prestigious East Bay jazz venue with a different set of special guests. He'll launch the run on February 3 with an album release party featuring his core trio comprised of bassist Reed Mathis and drummer Andrew Barr. They'll also perform a handful of shows later that week in the northwest. The following Tuesday, Benevento revisits the "two drummers and a saxophone" band from his storied 2008 Sullivan Hall residency with drummers Billy Martin and Calvin Weston and tenor saxophonist Skerik. The following night the same lineup heads south for an appearance at Largo in Los Angeles. On February 17, week three, guitarist Jeff Parker of Tortoise joins Benevento along with the Nels Cline Singers' rhythm section, bassist Devin Hoff and drummer Scott Amendola. Rounding out Benevento's four consecutive Tuesdays at Yoshi's will be "Quartet The Killer," performing the music of Neil Young, for which Benevento will be joined by his partner in The Duo, drummer Joe Russo, along with tenor saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum and trombonist Josh Roseman.

The Los Angeles Times recently selected Marco Benevento as a "2009 Artist To Watch" in anticipation of Me Not Me. The ten track collection finds Benevento interpreting the work of artists such as Deerhoof, Leonard Cohen, George Harrison and My Morning Jacket among others. Benevento also contributes three original compositions, including "Now They're Writing Music," which was first performed as a rough sketch last spring when the Brooklyn-based pianist appeared on "The World Cafe With David Dye." In addition to Benevento, the album features the aforementioned Mathis and Barr along with drummer Matt Chamberlain. The set was recorded in Seattle at Chroma Sound and mixed in Brooklyn by Bryce Goggin.

Upcoming tour dates are:
January 10 / Winter Jazzfest at Sullivan Hall / New York, NY
February 2 / Don Quixote's International Music Hall / Felton, CA
February 3 / Yoshi's / Oakland, CA
February 5 / The Triple Door / Seattle, WA
February 6 / Axe & Fiddle / Cottage Grove, OR
February 7 / The Goodfoot / Portland, OR
February 10 / Yoshi's / Oakland, CA
February 11 / Largo / Los Angeles, CA (w/ Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey)
February 17 / Yoshi's / Oakland, CA
February 24 / Yoshi's / Oakland, CA
March 7 / The Bell House / Brooklyn, NY

[Published on: 1/7/09]

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gabus! starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/7/2009 10:33AM
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I want so badly to see Marco with Andrew Barr or Billy Martin. As an East Coaster, I am in mourning!!!!

moephishH2O starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/7/2009 10:43AM
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yes yes yes yes yes yes. Fuck yeah. Thank you for the Oregon love! Love the Axe and Fiddle!

sloppyafro Wed 1/7/2009 11:04AM
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I live in the bay, but don't know which Oakland show to attend, any recommendations?

daveapaug starstarstarstar Wed 1/7/2009 11:10AM
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Separate shows at 8 and 10 PM at Yoshis in Oakland. I saw Robert Walter Trio there a few months ago and the sound is incredible. Your best bet would be to go to all of them :) But that Neil Young cover show looks sweet.

tourfan starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/7/2009 11:19AM
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Marco is one of todays most innovative musicians. Thanks for the east coast love this past fall man. West coasters, enjoy!

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks Wed 1/7/2009 12:55PM
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Wow this guy is getting alot of good musicians on stage with him latley!

Glass Works.., for the love of all thats good.. give it a f'in break.

Conjugal Burning starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/7/2009 01:51PM
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Conjugal Burning

Marco Benevento and Brain Haas playing the same show? talk about a night of pure wizardry on the keys! you LA cats are lucky for that one!

chicoavenue Wed 1/7/2009 03:17PM
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He's great, probably my pick for MVP of last summer's hsmf. hey, about some other shows in northern california?- chico, tahoe, arcata??

foofighter1520 Wed 1/7/2009 04:28PM
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here's benevento and haas for you. was there for both nights. mostly improv show. tiny venue. lots of fun.

Conjugal Burning starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/7/2009 04:38PM
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Conjugal Burning

siiiick... thanks for the link foofighter

futhepharmer Wed 1/7/2009 04:47PM
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we just finished his new CD "me not me" where I work. It's awesome. check it out when it's released.

rainydaywomen420 starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/7/2009 06:42PM
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billy martin and marco benevento, wow. invisible baby is so good.