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Marco Benevento - Ottawa Oct.15, Hamilton Oct.16, Toronto Oct.17


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Marco Benevento

w/ special guests

Ottawa Oct.15

Hamilton Oct.16

Toronto Oct.17

Between the Needles and Nightfall, out now on CD, iTunes, and vinyl,

including limited edition red vinyl. Tracked by engineer Bryce Goggin

(Pavement, Akron/Family), and final mixes by Mell Dettmer (Sunn O))),

Eyvind Kang), Jesse Lauter (Low Anthem, Elvis Perkins) and Vid Cousins

(Amon Tobin, Kid Koala).

- acoustic piano w/guitar pickups, loops, and other effects

- experimental/avant-garde jazz/rock/indie

- world renowned via Brooklyn NY

- simple pop pleasures, dance party rave-ups, and art jazz experimentation

- Marco's trio includes Dave Dreiwitz from the prominent American alternative

rock group Ween, and drummer Andrew Borger from Tom Waits, Norah Jones,

and Ani DiFranco




lead track from the new CD, Between the Needles and Nightfall.


The making of Between the Needles and Nightfall


Fri.Oct.15 @ Elmdale House – doors 9PM -- :: $15 ADV

w/ guest envelope 3, myspace.com/soundenvelope3

1084 Wellington St. W., Ottawa, K1Y 2Y5


Tickets available at the venue, Ticketweb.ca (online and over the

phone 1-888-222-6608), and Lauzon Music (cash only)

~~ kidp & jambands.ca presents


Sat.Oct.16 @ Casbah – doors 9PM -- LIC/AA :: $15 ADV

w/ guests the Subterraneans Collective, and Sam Klass



306 King St. W., Hamilton, L8P 1B1


Tickets available at the venue (in person and online), Ticketweb.ca (online

and over the phone 1-888-222-6608), Shady Grove, and Dr. Disc

~~ kidp presents


Sun.Oct.17 @ El Mocambo – doors 8PM -- :: $15 ADV

w/ guest Elizabeth Shepherd, myspace.com/elizabethshepherd

783 College St. Toronto, M6G 1C5


Tickets available through Ticketweb.ca (online and over the

phone 1-888-222-6608), Soundscapes, Rotate This, and Play De Record

~~ kidp & NuFunk presents

(note: this date changed venues from Revival to El Mocambo

- same price, times, and date. Tickets for

Revival will be honoured at the El Mocambo,

or can be returned for a refund at the point

of purchase)

Will Call tickets for each date will be available day of show when doors open.


Marco Benevento (from Wikipedia)

He was born in Livingston, New Jersey in 1977 and grew up in Wyckoff, New

Jersey. He began playing piano at age seven, and discovered jazz and

improvised music at age fifteen. Benevento attended Ramapo High School, and

got his start with local bands and his high school's jazz band. He

graduated from Ramapo High in 1995 and Berklee College of Music in 1999.

He was a member of The Jazz Farmers from 1999–2001, and has been a regular

on the New York City contemporary, experimental jazz scene for years.

Benevento has studied under and played alongside teachers like Kenny Werner,

Brad Mehldau, and Joanne Brackeen; and bandmates like Matt Chamberlain,

Steven Bernstein, Wayne Krantz, Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Mike Gordon

and Trey Anastasio.

Benevento is one half of the Benevento Russo Duo, an instrumental indie rock,

experimental Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer Electric Piano and drum duo that he

formed with drummer Joe Russo in 2001. The band makes use of samplers,

loops, circuit bent toys, guitars as well as glockenspiels to augment

their sound. The Benevento Russo Duo have performed at events like Lollapalooza, Austin

City Limits, Fuji Rock Festival, SXSW, Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, High Sierra

Music Festival and have drawn reviews at publications ranging from Rolling

Stone to Pitchfork Media.

Benevento released his first solo studio album as a pianist in 2008, entitled

Invisible Baby followed by Me Not Me in 2009. Both albums include drummers

Matt Chamberlain and Andrew Barr and bassist Reed Mathis. Featured on both

records is Marco's use of an amplified acoustic piano, circuit bent toys,

Mellotron and Optigan. Performances with the trio include the JVC Jazz

Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, SXSW, the New Orleans Jazz Festival,

High Sierra Music Festival and Carnegie Hall.

In early 2008, Benevento's Live At Tonic won in The 7th Annual Independent

Music Awards for Best Live Performance Album.


Benevento is best known for his stylistic playing and heavy use of effects. His

constantly evolving equipment rig with the Benevento Russo Duo includes a

Casio sampling keyboard and myriad effects pedals, but is anchored by his

Hammond organ (with bass pedalboard) and Wurlitzer electric piano. A fan of

circuit bending, Marco uses a pile of circuit bent toys to create wild

and warped sounds. In the spring of 2006 he added a circuit bent television that displays

sound waves on the vertical line. When playing with his trio Marco amplifies the

piano with guitar pickups and other effects. His release,Live at Tonic, a three-

disc Ropeadope album includes Marco playing the piano, toy piano, Yamaha

CP60, speak and spell, glockenspiel, Hammond organ, Rhythm Ace Drum

Machine, wurlitzer and Rheem Organ.


In 2005 Marco joined Garage A Trois along with Stanton Moore, Skerik and

Mike Dillon.

In 2006, Benevento was featured in Bobby Previte's Coalition of the Willing US

and European tour.

In July 2006, Benevento toured with Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon and Joe


Marco became the fifth member of the band Surprise Me Mr. Davis. The

announcement came from lead singer Nathan Moore during a concert at the

Independent in San Francisco, CA on Thursday, July 9 2009



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For local ticket outlets in Ottawa may I suggest Compact Music (talk to Ian) and Ottawa Folklore Centre (613-730-2887).

most definitely, but compact music charges an extra buck to sell event tickets. Lauzon Music has always been a good outlet too if they're up for it.

I can keep some downtown at my office for people who want to meet up with me.

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