Very professional and kept in communication leading up to the event. Played beautifully and the cocktail hour at our wedding went wonderfully!
Benito has a lyrical way of playing the classic melodies of the Great American Jazz Songbook, and a beautiful touch on the piano. Providing beautiful and sultry background music, or more upbeat swingin' jazz, blues, and boogie-woogie, he plays the piano with much feeling and will add a touch of class to your reception or party.
Receiving the compliments by listeners that his music reminds them of the feeling they get listening to jazz in a New York City or Chicago night club, the musical style is soulful and echoes the feel of the blues in everything he plays. With respect to the composers of these great American songs, he stays true to the enduring melodies. Benito loves jazz and has found a deep affinity with the music of the traditional jazz and blues masters of the 20th Century, enjoying and playing a more straight ahead and soulful style. This is a sound that can be appreciated and enjoyed by common listeners of all ages, that tells a story, touches the heart, creates a mood, sparks a memory, and sets your foot tapping. Timeless music.
Benito studied piano at the world renowned Berklee College of Music and has since been entertaining in Austin and surrounding areas in restaurants, bars, clubs, and private events and weddings.
Here are a couple reviews from happy customers:
-Wedding pianist and Soiree
"Benito played piano at our Catholic wedding at Lady of the Guadalupe church in east Austin. He sounded wonderful, as usual. The next day we had a courtyard soiree for guests. Ben and and an additional guitarist played for a couple of hours. It was a beautiful sound that filled our ears and hearts. Ben no longer lives in my neighborhood, and I will always miss his practice sessions when his windows were open." -Nirav
-Wedding ceremony and reception music
"Benito played our wedding and we couldn't be happier with the music! They set the mood for a beautiful wedding, and I offer my highest recommendation to use Benito at your wedding!" -Jonathon Kennemer
Book him today and add that special touch to your event.