Magical duo by JACK WILKINS & JIMMY BRUNO beautifully captured by Norman Wilson.
Hard to believe it’s been 20 years since our 1997 Benedetto Players Concert (May 17, 1997) featuring Howard Alden, Gerry Beaudoin, Jimmy Bruno, Adrian Ingram, Andy MacKenzie, Frank Vignola and Jack Wilkins!
This was an all-time favorite BP concert.
Doug MacDonald is the newest member of family, joining the ranks of our many other talented Ambassadors. Soon to be released, his latest recording on Bluejazz, “View Of The City,” featuring New York jazz journeymen Harvie S on bass and Steve Williams on drums. Doug uses on of his blonde Benedetto guitars on the release, and he recently picked up a custom antiqueburst Bravo with B6 pickup from Bob’s Boutique.
We’ll have Doug’s bio added to our website soon, so stay tuned!
Bay Area Friends! Following a sold out Winemaker Dinner at Miner Winery, stick around for a one night only CD release gig at The Blue Note Napa! The whole band is coming, including Jody Espina, Howard Paul, Karl Latham, Mark Peterson, and special guest percussionist (and Hamilton drummer) Andres Forero! Sets at 7PM & 9:30PM 3/5/17. Admission includes a copy of the new CD “The Presidents.” Visit the Blue Note Napa website for details and tickets.
Photo: Jody Espina, Karl Latham, Mark Peterson, Andres Forero, and Howard Paul concluding our recording session at Firefly Studio in NY, and toasting Dave Miner, vintner extraordinaire and CD producer!
Their trip was postponed but, we all decided to take advantage of the night out anyway!
Mark your calendars for June 30/July 1 at The Jazz Corner in Hilton Head for reunion of this incredibly fun trio! Benedetto’s Howard Paul joins Tony Monaco on Hammond B3, and a special guest on drums!!!
“This was a personal musical career highlight last time we performed. Can’t wait to stretch it out over several days!” – Howard Paul