While not an official Benedetto Artist, we are grateful to Bernie Williams for sharing these photos from his gig at the Carlyle in NYC. He’s a fine jazz guitarist, great advocate for music education, a generous philanthropist, and a good friend! He’s playing one of his two Benedettos – this one a Fratello with an ice tea finish.
From Broadwayworld.com: Bernie Williams, Latin Grammy-nominated jazz musician and former New York Yankees World Series Champ, makes his Café Carlyle debut, Bernie Williams & Friends, March 6-10. Bernie Williams, the New York Yankees center fielder for 16 years, is best known for his long and storied career in pinstripes – a career that includes four World Series championships, five appearances on the American League All-Star Team, four Gold Glove Awards and the 1996 American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award. Since he’s hung up his cleats, he’s had time to devote to his other great passion in life – jazz guitar. Now that he’s out of the game, he’s getting back to his musical roots. His Café debut will include an eclectic mix of Latin rhythms, smooth jazz, blues and standards.