MICHAEL BENEDICT

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Michael Benedict was born and raised in Rome, NY. He started playing the drums at age 10 and was performing professionally by age 15. Michael studied percussion at the Crane School of Music at the State University College at Potsdam, NY and graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. He Later attended Rutgers University and graduated in 1990 with a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies. At Rutgers, Michael was an assistant to Dan Morgenstern, the Director of Jazz Studies at Rutgers and former Downbeat Magazine editor.

As a member of the Potsdam Jazz Ensemble, Michael had the early opportunity to perform in concert with Marian McPartland, Frank Foster and Milt Hinton. Michael would go on to work with groups and individuals as diverse as hard bop legend J.R. Monterose, opera star Renee Fleming, the Spike Jones Orchestra and the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. He has toured the United States
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MICHAEL BENEDICT Skin to Earth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Skin to Earth
Funk Jazz 1997
MICHAEL BENEDICT The New Beat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The New Beat
Hard Bop 2007
MICHAEL BENEDICT The Next Phase album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Next Phase
Hard Bop 2009
MICHAEL BENEDICT Michael Benedict and Boptitude album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Michael Benedict and Boptitude
Hard Bop 2011
MICHAEL BENEDICT Michael Benedict Feat. Gary Smulyan : Five And One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Michael Benedict Feat. Gary Smulyan : Five And One
Hard Bop 2012
MICHAEL BENEDICT The Gary McFarland Legacy Ensemble & Michael Benedict - Circulation: The Music of Gary McFarland album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Gary McFarland Legacy Ensemble & Michael Benedict - Circulation: The Music of Gary McFarland
Post Bop 2015

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