Joe Beninati and his trio bring their broad range of influences together to create an eclectic mix of traditional jazz, Latin, funk and soul. Melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, and form, walk a razor's edge as these musicians explore the sonic palette.
The Trio: Shaun Bolduc on upright bass, Eric Napier on guitar and Beninati on drums. The dynamic trio started in early 2017 as three friends wanting to workshop jazz standards as a way of studying the tradition and growing musically. These musicians will bring jazz to the annex room at the Chocolate Church Arts Center 804 Washington St., Bath on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
The trio has been playing restaurants, pubs and events in and around Portland and southern Maine since. The work of this trio features the influences of jazz greats Paul Chambers, Ray Brown, Grant Green, Bill Frisell, Kenny Burrell, Max Roach, Elvin Jones and many more.
Beninati, originally from New York City is an experienced jazz drummer, bassist and guitarist. He has been playing venues in there with jazz bands for over 15 years.
Tickets for the Joe Beninati Jazz Trio are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. They are available online www.chocolatechurcharts.org or by calling the box office 207-442-8455.