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Benito Gonzalez Trio / Jazz
Benito Gonzalez Trio / Jazz

Sun, Feb 25


Terraza 7

Benito Gonzalez Trio / Jazz

Introducing the Benito Gonzalez Trio: A beacon of innovation in contemporary jazz led by pianist Benito Gonzalez. Experience their captivating fusion of technical brilliance and rhythmic sensitivity, delivering soulful performances that transcend borders.

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Time & Location

Feb 25, 2024, 8:00 PM – Feb 26, 2024, 10:30 PM

Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst NY 11373

About the event

Benito Gonzalez Trio / Jazz 

Presented by Terraza 7. 

Date: Sunday, February 25th, 2024 

Time: 8:00 pm.

Admission: $20 Cover charge for Mezzanine seating


  • Benito Gonzalez / Piano and Compositions.
  • Will Slater / Bass
  • Josh Green  / Drums

About Benito Gonzalez:

Renowned pianist Benito Gonzalez, a two-time Grammy nominee, stands as a cherished figure in the global jazz scene, seamlessly weaving together a rich tapestry of American jazz traditions with diverse rhythmic influences from across the globe. With an illustrious career marked by collaborations with jazz luminaries and an unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of his artistry, Gonzalez has emerged as a trailblazer in the realm of contemporary jazz piano.

Born in Venezuela and now based in New York City, Gonzalez's musical journey began immersed in the traditional folk music of his homeland before being captivated by the groundbreaking styles of jazz icons such as Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett. His relocation to the United States was serendipitous, sparked by a fortuitous encounter with an American cultural ambassador that led to transformative opportunities in Washington, D.C.

Gonzalez's career trajectory skyrocketed as he shared stages and studios with legendary figures like Jackie McLean, Kenny Garrett, Azar Lawrence, and Pharoah Sanders, leaving an indelible mark with his dynamic performances and distinctive sound characterized by vibrant rhythms and Afro-Latin patterns.

In addition to his celebrated collaborations, Gonzalez has released several critically acclaimed albums, including "Starting Point" (2004), "Circles" (2010), "Dream Rhapsody" (2015), and the poignant tribute to McCoy Tyner, "Passion Reverence Transcendence" (2018). His latest offering, "Sing to the World" (2021), released on Rainy Days Records, showcases his infectious energy and features an impressive lineup of collaborators, solidifying his reputation as a driving force in contemporary jazz.

With an unparalleled blend of technical prowess, improvisational finesse, and a deep reverence for the rhythmic foundations of jazz, Benito Gonzalez continues to inspire audiences worldwide, leaving an indelible legacy as a true innovator and master of the 88 keys.


  • Mezzanine

    Gain privileged access to the concert at Terraza7's Mezzanine, where you'll enjoy the intimacy of a private space with seating. Immerse yourself in the melodies and rhythms, all while being in close proximity to the talented musicians.

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