- Ulf Wakenius takes the stage with his Bambino model! https://t.co/TMXBzyAadG, 7 hours ago
- Here are a few photos of Benedetto's participation in this weeks very important NAMM Washington DC Fly-in... https://t.co/EIdCWjgSh8, 20 hours ago
- This hand carved Bambino Elite Custom is heading to Japan this week. https://t.co/C8rrBy70R5, May 21
We just re-stocked our Signature Black Benedetto Guitar Straps, and as usual, we don’t carry a lot of inventory. So, if you want one, like pictured here on Benedetto player Taylor Roberts and on our Prez Howard Paul (joined by Dr. Nick Passele, Joe Pass’ younger brother), you can get yours at Benedetto Gear (along with lots of other merchandise and accessories).
The 35th Annual Savannah Jazz Festival is set to take over our fair city September 18-26, for which Benedetto has always been a major sponsor!
A little about our artwork this year: jazz piano legend, composer, arranger and multi-Grammy recipient Bob James created this instrumental bird-in-flight in 2013 specifically for the Savannah Jazz Festival. Sadly, bassist Ben Tucker passed away the year that Bob’s art was to be featured, and CJA’s Tom Kenkel created a Ben Tucker tribute poster in its place.
This year we are honored and grateful to feature Bob’s art! It is a tribute to his years living on Skidaway Island, and takes its form from a photo Bob took from the marsh near his home.
Savannah College of Art and Design Materials and Techniques Class visited Benedetto last week!
From left to right: Professor John Peirson, Lauren Hartt, Lulu LaFortune, Sydney Hake, Ashton Fell, Suyang Dai and our own Howard Paul.
This week, National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) members, including our own Howard Paul, gather in Washington, D.C. to “stand up for music education” and to serve as advocates for the right of every child to learn and grow with music.
With the passage of the federal education law –Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – NAMM members, artists and other industry influencers will meet with their Congressional Representatives to thank them for passing ESSA, and to reinforce the importance of music being designated as significant to a well-rounded education. Source
Photograph of the 2015 delegation.
Andreas Varady Quartet at Cape Bank Jazz Festival sponsored by Dave Miner & Miner Family Wines. May 15, 2016.
Special thanks to Mike Cribulas at Ballyhoo Video Productions for sharing this performance.
Our first Benedetto Player – in 1978! World-class jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli
Photo of Bob Benedetto and Bucky Pizzarelli by Emiko Okamura at Bucky’s Saddle River New Jersey home, 1995