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Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Born: December 12, 1962    

Eddie Benitez was born in Puerto Rico and spent his early years in Europe where his father’s work had brought the family. Eddie’s family returned to the U.S. in the late 60s and settled in Brooklyn, New York., setting the stage for the start of Eddie’s extraordinary musical career. He formed his first band at 12 and began playing and winning Battles of the Band in Brooklyn. That got him noticed and signed with the premier Latin Jazz label, Fania Records.

In the summer of 1976 Eddie was launched onto the world stage with his debut concert at Madison Square Garden in front of 20,000 fans as part of the Fania All Stars. He was just 14 years old. His first album Nightlife, was released that same year and promptly went gold. Another gold record followed with his second release, Essence of Life. Eddie was 15 years old with two gold records, winning recognition as an astonishing young talent....
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    Essence Of Life

    Repertoire Records
    1977
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Visions of Angels

Nugroove Records (2009)

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