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Chris Benavidez is one of the most talented and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade since 2005. In high school, Chris finished First Place at The All State Jazz Band in Phoenix, AZ; the highest position achievable amongst young jazz musicians state wide. Benavidez went on to college at Northern Arizona University where he earned a B.A. in Music Performance with an emphasis in Jazz. At NAU, Chris worked extensively with the world renowned Bassist, Joel DiBartolo (of “The Tonight Show Band” with Johnny Carson), Zirque Bonner (Bass player for Stanley Jordan), and Joe Palmer (Saxophonist for the Woody Herman Band)
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