Marco Benevento’s amalgamation of rock, jazz, and experimental music just hit a major peak with the release of a vocal album, Let it Slide, produced by the legend Leon Michels. Marco studied at Berklee College of Music, primarily on the piano, but is also a
Marco is notably one of the most talented keys players of our time with a
“Before I’ve been basically on my own or recording with the band I was with. But this time, I was collaborating with another brain, another power. Leon became a close friend.” Leon Michels, A.K.A. El Michels Affair, had a lot of input and added his flair for funk to Let it Slide. The two met through a close friend Richard Swift, who has passed. Marco subbed in the band The Arcs for Leon and the two met when schedules overlapped.
“Richard said, well, man,
Marco did some international travel last year and was so invigorated he got a European booking agent, so in the fall look for Marco Benevento across the pond. “We went to Japan in November and that was fun,” Marco says. “I met a guitar player from Japan. We played with Billy Martin from Medeski Martin and Wood with two girls playing Bass Clarinet and a girl playing drums. We all got the bug to go to other places.” This is a big-time first, and a pinnacle moment in his career.
Up coming Colorado shows:
Fort Collins, CO
Crested Butte, CO
Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Check out Let it Slide on all your favorite streaming platforms.