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Adam Benjamin (musician)

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Name  Adam Benjamin
Role  Musician
Music group  Kneebody

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Albums  Alphabets & Consequences
Education  California Institute of the Arts, Eastman School of Music
Similar  Shane Endsley, Nate Wood, Kaveh Rastegar, Ben Wendel, Theo Bleckmann

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Adam Benjamin is an American jazz keyboardist and composer. He is a founding member of Kneebody, and leads an active career as a performer and writer. He has been recognized as a Rising Star in Jazz by Downbeat Magazine.

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Background

Benjamin attended the Eastman School of Music and California Institute for the Arts, where he received a bachelor's and master's degree in jazz studies. Since then, he has performed at numerous festivals and clinics with groups such as Kneebody, Dave Douglas's Keystone, So Percussion, Beck, and Joshua Redman. He has served as adjunct faculty at California Institute of the Arts, University of Southern California, the School for Improvisational Music, and the Banff Jazz Workshop. He is currently serving as the jazz piano instructor at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he resides.

As leader

  • 2007: It's A Standard, Standard, Standard, Standard World
  • 2008: Long Gone
  • 2010: Alphabets & Consequences
  • As sideman

    With Kneebody

  • Kneebody (2005)
  • Low Electrical Worker (2007)
  • Kneebody Live: Volume One (2007)
  • Twelve Songs By Charles Ives (2009) (With Theo Bleckmann)
  • Kneebody Live: Volume Two: Live in Italy (2009)
  • You Can Have Your Moment (2010)
  • Kneebody Live: Volume Three: Live in Paris (2011)
  • The Line (2013)
  • With Dave Douglas & Keystone

  • Live in Sweden (Greenleaf, 2005)
  • Moonshine (Greenleaf, 2007)
  • Live at Jazz Standard (2008)
  • Spark of Being: Expand (2010)
  • With Darek Oleskiewicz

  • Like A Dream (2004)
  • With Jimmy Chamberlin

  • Life Begins Again (2005)
  • With Donny McCaslin

  • Perpetual Motion (2010)
  • References

    Adam Benjamin (musician) Wikipedia


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