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Chris Benavidez

In college, Chris Benavidez worked extensively with the world renowned Bassist, Joel DiBartolo (Bassist for The Tonight Show Band with Johnny Carson/Bassist for The Buddy Rich Big Band). During this same time, Chris was playing with the straight ahead jazz group, The Giant Steps Jazz Band. As a member of Giant Steps, Chris worked the bars and night clubs of Northern Arizona for about a decade (2002 to 2012). During the late 2000s/Early 2010s, Chris launched his first group as a leader, Pithecanthropus Erectus. The band was a tribute to Composer/Bassist Charles Mingus. The bombastic group included 4 or 5 horns and a rhythm section

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Primary Instrument

Sax, tenor

Location

Phoenix, AZ

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

In College Chris Benavidez worked extensively with the world renowned Bassist, Joel DiBartolo (Bassist for The Tonight Show Band, Buddy Rich, Carmen McRae, etc.). Chris was a member of the straight ahead jazz band Giant Steps Jazz in Flagstaff, Arizona (2003 to 2012). Around that same time, Chris was running a Charles Mingus Tribute Band, the name of the group was Pithecanthropus Erectus. Chris is currently working with the band Sans Pagaie in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Events

Date Event Time Tickets
Oct24Mon Sans Pagaie Jazz & Funk
The Lost Leaf
Phoenix, AZ
9:30 PM
Nov28Mon Sans Pagaie Jazz & Funk
The Lost Leaf
Phoenix, AZ
9:30 PM
Dec26Mon Sans Pagaie Jazz & Funk
The Lost Leaf
Phoenix, AZ
9:30 PM
Jan23Sat Sans Pagaie Jazz & Funk
The Lost Leaf
Phoenix, AZ
9:30 PM
Feb27Sat Sans Pagaie Jazz & Funk
The Lost Leaf
Phoenix, AZ
9:30 PM
Mar27Sun Sans Pagaie Jazz & Funk
The Lost Leaf
Phoenix, AZ
9:30 PM
Apr24Sun Sans Pagaie Jazz & Funk
The Lost Leaf
Phoenix, AZ
9:30 PM

Albums

Sans Pagaie
Sans Pagaie
Ia (independent Artists)
2016
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  • Deep Field
    Deep Field
    Chris Benavidez /Sans Pagaie
    Sans Pagaie

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