Born: June 27, 1964
Michel Benebig was born in Noumea, New Caledonia - South-Pacific in June 27, 1964.
Michel started played bass-guitar, accordéon and keyboards in dancing bands at age 11. He studied classical piano from 16 to 26 yers old, at the Noumea Music-School (ETM), then in France (C.N.R de Besancon from 1990 to 1992). Michel started playing the B3Hammond-organ in June 1992, as a self-taught musician, he taught himself how to play foot-pedal bass and Jazz-Organ technics... Michel Bénébig mett the greatest Jazz & Blues organists like : Jimmy Mc Griff ( Atlanta - Georgia USA )in february 1995 and the legendary and 'Incredible' Jimmy Smith ( Oakland - California USA ) in January 1996, Rhoda Scott ( Nouméa - New Calédonia ) in May 1996, December 1996 and October 1998.. Michel did performed with great Jazz-musicians like : Bruce Forman ( guitar ), Lewis Nash ( drums ), Tony Monaco ( organ ),Randy Johnston ( guitar ) and many more......
AwardsMichel Bénébig has been elected the Jazz organist of the month of May 2006 by 'IAJO' ( The International Archives for the Jazz Organ / http://www.iajo.org ) - Germany.