Born: April 6, 1978 Primary Instrument: Organ, Hammond B3
As one of Chicago’s premiere Hammond B3 jazz organists, Pete Benson has been praised by renowned organ greats, Joey DeFrancesco and Chris Foreman. Many will recognize Pete as the organist in the late-night band Sabertooth, a long running staple at the legendary Green Mill Lounge. Led by saxophonists Pat Mallinger and Cameron Pfiffner, with Ted Sirota on drums, Sabertooth has been a long time after hours favorite for over 15 years.
Pete has made a name for himself as both leader and sideman and can be seen regularly at Chicago jazz hot spots: Green Mill, Andy’s Jazz Club, Pete Miller’s Steakhouse, Shaw’s Crab House, The Peninsula Hotel, among a variety of other venues....