Our postal address is:
Live Music Productions
10800 W. Cottontail Ln.
Peoria, AZ 85383
We can be reached via e-mail at: LiveMusicGuy@Gmail.Com
You can reach us by telephone at: 623-866-3810
As a youth, Chris Benavidez won numerous awards for music including The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, 1st Chair - Tenor Saxophone at The All State Jazz Band (1998), The Lester D. Felton Scholarship for Music, and The Carpenter Family Scholarship for Jazz. In college, Chris worked extensively with the world renowned Bassist, Joel DiBartolo (Bassist for The Tonight Show Band under Doc Severinsen, The Buddy Rich Big Band, and Vocalist Carmen McRae). During this same time, Chris joined the straight ahead jazz group, The Giant Steps Jazz Band. As a member of Giant Steps, Chris worked the bars and night clubs of Northern Arizona for about a decade (2002 to 2012). During that same time, Chris and other NAU (Northern Arizona University) graduates formed a new group. The band was a tribute to Composer/Bassist Charles Mingus. The name of the group was Pithecanthropus Erectus. The bombastic group included 4 or 5 horns and a rhythm section. All of the music was written by Charles Mingus. Currently, Chris is working with Sans Pagaie in Phoenix, Arizona. The band released their first album during the Fall of 2016.