Since moving to New Orleans, drummer Benny Amón has won the respect of the top Jazz musicians in the city. He performs regularly at the Palm Court Jazz Café, Preservation Hall, Snug Harbor, and aboard the Steamboat Natchez. Benny has performed at festivals around the world including The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, and most recently, the I Love Jazz Festival in Belo Holorizonte, Brazil.
“Benny is a breath of fresh air in today’s New Orleans music scene. His excellent musical instincts, solid time, willingness to learn from older musicians and his ongoing study of great drummers past and present create a perfect recipe for making any rhythm section swing.”Steve Pistorius
“This is a record of what Steve, James, Orange, and Benny felt like playing in the moment. Thus it is genuine and irreplaceable. And varied, with stomps, blues, pop songs both tender and mournful, genuine make-out music (SWAY), a handful of Creole seasoning, and a properly dark roux.”Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives
“‘Play it like you mean it!’ seems to be the underlying principle…the band is delightfully unified at the highest level.”Michael Steinman, jazz lives
Steve Pistorius Quartet Live at the International I Love Jazz Festival in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Benny would love to hear from you. He offers drum lessons for all ages and skill levels. Benny also leads bands for private events and public venues.