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Published: 2012/01/20

Marco Benevento in 2012: New Album, Billy Martin Duo, JazzFest Jams and More

Marco Benevento on Jam Cruise, photo by Phrazz

Marco Benevento has outlined his 2012 plans. As previously reported, the keyboardist recently released a 7-inch featuring the tracks “Escape Horse” (w/ Mike Gordon and Matt Chamberlain) and “Fireworks” (w/ Reed Mathis and Andrew Barr). The songs are part of a new solo release Benevento is working on with engineers Bryce Goggin and Tom Biller. In February, Benevento will also head to Chicago to work with Tortoise’s John McEntire.

As in years past, in 2012 Benevento will split his time between solo piano sets, gigs with his trio, Garage a Trois dates, Bustle in Your Hedgerow shows and other “friends” performances. Of particular note, Benevento will reunite with his Duo partner Joe Russo for an all-star jam with Warren Haynes, Eric Krasno, Eddie Roberts and others at the Freaks Ball tomorrow. In addition, Benevento will play a different type of duo show with Billy Martin in January, and he will also perform with Skerik, Skerik, Johnny Vidacovich and George Porter during a particularly interesting JazzFest show in May.

Here’s a look at Benevento’s upcoming shows divided by project

Marco Benevento (solo and trio)

February 9 | The Space | Evanston, IL (solo piano)
February 10 | Redaamte Coffee House | Madison, WI (solo piano)
February 11 | Kendall Pub | Yorkville, IL (solo piano)
February 22 | Club Passim | Cambridge, MA
February 23 | The Main Pub | Manchester, CT
February 24 | The Blockley | Philadelphia, PA (with Superhuman Happiness)
February 25 | The 8×10 | Baltimore, MD (with Ryan Montbleau)
February 26 | The Abbey | Harrisburg, PA
March 23 | The Brass Lantern | Reading, PA
May 12 | Beyond Music Festival | Stevenson, AL
July 27 | Floyd Fest 11 | Floyd, VA
August 3 | Telluride Jazz Festival | Telluride, CO

Garage A Trois
May 2 | The Howlin Wolf | New Orleans, LA
May 4 | One Eyed Jack’s | New Orleans, LA
July 26 | Floyd Fest 11 | Floyd, VA

Bustle In Your Hedgerow
January 26-27 | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY

Marco Benevento & Friends

January 21 | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY (Freak’s Ball with Eddie Roberts, Warren Haynes, Eric Krasno, Joe Russo and many more)
January 28 | TLA | Philadelphia, PA (duo with Billy Martin)
May 3 | The Maple Leaf | New Orleans, LA (with Skerik, Johnny Vidacovich and George Porter
June 22 | Midsummer Meltdown | Schuylkill Haven, PA (with Skerik & Mike Dillon)

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