Chris Benavidez Band
Chris Benavidez Band is a 4-piece instrumental jazz band - Saxophone, Piano, Bass, and Drums. The band plays instrumental jazz music from Miles Davis, Buddy Rich, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, Cole Porter, Charlie Parker, Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz, Branford Marsalis, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and many more.
As a professional band we've played hundreds of weddings, parties, and events. Some of our customers are The NFL, The Boulders Resort, The Phoenician, Visa Card, The Phoenix Symphony, Chandler Jazz Festival, The Lost Leaf Gallery, and The Phoenix Art Museum.
About Chris Benavidez:
Chris Benavidez is one of the most talented and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade since 2005. In high school, Chris finished First Place at The All State Jazz Band in Phoenix, AZ; the highest position achievable amongst young jazz musicians state wide. Benavidez went on to college at Northern Arizona University where he earned a B.A. in Music Performance with an emphasis in Jazz. At NAU, Chris worked extensively with the world renowned Bassist, Joel DiBartolo (of “The Tonight Show Band” with Johnny Carson), Zirque Bonner (Bass player for Stanley Jordan), and Joe Palmer (Saxophonist for the Woody Herman Band). Chris worked as Professor of Music at Coconino Community College, School of Music, in Flagstaff. Chris is a founding member of The Giant Steps Jazz Band and Owner of Perfect Piano Tuning. Currently, Chris is working on his first album with the band Sans Pagaie. The album will be released in late 2016 or early 2017.
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From Our Customers
"The Chris Benavidez Band was perfect....Classy & Tasteful jazz music. I think they would be great for any event. Good song selection. They were there an hour early and ready to go well in advance of our starting time. The music was incredible. The overall talent of this band was very, very high. We are happy we hired them."--Valerie M, Phoenix, AZ
"The Chris Benavidez Band was perfect for our event. Stylish and Classy. Perfect Band."--Anderson R, Private Party, Scottsdale, AZ
"Chris and the guys were amazing! We were a bit nervous at first, because we had never heard them play in person. Chris was in contact with us constantly to reassure us that everything would work out..and it did! They arrived early and were already playing when we showed up. The music was perfect! We could not believe all the complements we received on our choice of bands. The room was an elegant ballroom and the music was a perfect fit. They were the perfect volume so people could talk. They were first class!"--Dale T, Tucson, AZ
- Saxophone - Piano - Bass - Drums