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Pablo Bencid Trío / Latin-Venezuelan Jazz. (5)
Pablo Bencid Trío / Latin-Venezuelan Jazz. (5)

Wed, May 22


Terraza 7

Pablo Bencid Trío / Latin-Venezuelan Jazz. (5)

Experience the enchanting sounds of Latin-Venezuelan Jazz with the Pablo Bencid Trío. Join us for a captivating evening of music led by Grammy-nominated percussionist and drummer Pablo Bencid, accompanied by Gabriel Chakarji on Piano and Alex Apolo on Bass. Don't miss this musical journey!

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Time & Location

May 22, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

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

About the event

Pablo Bencid Trío / Latin-Venezuelan Jazz. 

Presented by Terraza 7. 

Date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

Time: 8:00 pm.

Admission: $20: Cover charge for Mezzanine.


  • Gabriel Chakarji-/ Piano.
  • Panagiotis Andreus / Bass.
  • Pablo Bencid / Drums.

About Pablo Bencid:

Pablo is a Grammy-nominated Venezuelan-born and New York-based drummer, percussionist, engineer, and educator. His musical versatility knows no bounds, as he has mastered a wide spectrum of styles including Jazz, Latin Jazz, Brazilian, funk, and world music.

With an extensive list of credits and collaborations, Pablo has shared the stage and studio with luminaries from Jazz, Latin Jazz, Classical, and World Music. His musical journey has taken him alongside world-renowned harpist Edmar Castañeda, Grammy-nominated Gonzalo Grau & La Clave Secreta, Grammy-nominated guitarist and producer Albare, Grammy-winning percussionist and composer Samuel Torres, and many more.

Pablo's rhythmic explorations have carried him on extensive tours across North, Central, and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. He is highly sought-after in the vibrant New York jazz, Latin jazz, and world music scene, recognized for his deep musical knowledge, impeccable groove, unique approach, and unwavering professionalism.

Pablo proudly endorses Zildjian cymbals and exclusively uses Vic Firth sticks in his performances and recordings.

About Panagiotis Adreou:

Greek-born bass player Panagiotis Andreou is a transformative figure in New York's music scene, merging electronic jazz, Latin, and Balkan music with funk and vocal improvisations. Al Di Meola praises his ethnic knowledge and musical diversity, while Turkish clarinet virtuoso Husnu Senlendirici calls him a “one-of-a-kind bass player.” Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez marks him as pivotal in Latino bass playing.

Panagiotis is a founding member of the New York Gypsy All-Stars and Now vs. Now, both acclaimed bands blending global influences. He co-founded Gonzalo Grau y La Clave Secreta, earning a 2008 Grammy nomination. Named “Latin Jazz Bass Player of the Year” in 2010, Panagiotis is known for his captivating stage presence, vocalized bass solos, and genre-spanning creativity. He epitomizes versatility and virtuosity in music.

About Gabriel Chakarji:

Gabriel is a young pianist and composer who is deeply passionate and committed to the power of music. Originally from Caracas Venezuela, he grew up in a multicultural environment full of music that expands from afro-Venezuelan Folk, Caribbean, Brazilian music to Jazz and Gospel. Gabriel began studying classical piano at the age of nine. After high school, he studied composition at Ars Nova School of music. In his teens, he took part of the Simon Bolívar Jazz Big Band touring with this orchestra to New York and Boston in 2011. His experience, versatility, and passion made him one of the most sought-after pianists in his country. His participation in the Album “Tiempo” of Linda Briceño earned him a nomination for the Latin Grammy Awards in 2013. At age 21 Gabriel moved to New York with a scholarship to study at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music under the guidance of great Master of Jazz and improvised music like Reggie Workman, George Cables, Billy Harper and Jane Ira Bloom. He quickly became active in the scene of the city performing in venues like Dizzy’s Club, Blue note, Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, Fat Cat, Cornelia Street, BonaFide, Subrosa, etc. In 2016 he performed at the late-night set at the Blue Note duo with Gadi Lehavi after Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock’s duo set. That same year he toured to the Bern Jazz festival and Mexico City Jazz Festival. Appearances as a sideman with numerous artists such as Luisito Quintero, Linda Briceño, Jhon Benitez, Ali Bello and much more. Gabriel is also involved in the education program of JALC (Jazz at Lincoln center) giving concerts and workshops in public schools. The influences of cultures, rhythms and harmonies became Gabriel’s own personality. His compositions and playing are rooted in social justice and multiculturalism.

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