UPCOMING GIGS

April 24 • Dr. Michael White & The Original Liberty Jazz Band
Xavier University | 7-8:30pm

April 25 • Evan Christopher Clarinet Road
The New Orleans Jazz Museum @ The U.S Mint | 2-3pm

April 25 • The Palm Court Jazz Band
The Palm Court Jazz Cafe | 7:30-10:30pm

April 28 • Greg Stafford’s Jazz Hounds
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Economy Hall | 3-4pm

April 29 • Dr. Michael White & The Original Liberty Jazz Band
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Economy Hall | 3-4pm

April 29 • Steve Pistorius Quartet
Buffas Bar & Restaurant | 7-10pm

May 2 • The Steamboat Stompers
The Steamboat Natchez | 11am & 2pm cruises

May 2 • The Palm Court Jazz Band
The Palm Court Jazz Cafe | 7:30-10:30pm

May 4 • The Swing Setters
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival | 3-3:45pm

May 5 • The Steamboat Stompers
The Steamboat Natchez | 11am & 2pm cruises

May 6 • Steve Pistorius Quartet
Buffas Bar & Restaurant | 7-10pm

May 9 • The Palm Court Jazz Band
The Palm Court Jazz Cafe | 7:30-10:30pm

May 18 • The Palm Court Jazz Band
The Palm Court Jazz Cafe | 7:30-10:30pm

May 20 • Steve Pistorius Quartet
Buffas Bar & Restaurant | 7-10pm

May 23 • Evan Christopher Clarinet Road
The New Orleans Jazz Museum @ The U.S Mint | 2-3pm

May 27 • Kris Tokarski Trio
The Bombay Club | 8-11pm

June 21-25 • Palm Court Jazz Band
Belgium and Germany, Venues TBA | TBA

June 29 • Norbert Susemihl
Copenhagen, Denmark, Happy Feet Dance Studio | TBA


Thank you/Gracias/Obrigado,

I am feeling so incredibly blessed to have spent a whole month playing music and travelling in Brazil and Argentina. As the photo above of my mom and I climbing to Mt. Fitz Roy in Patagonia reminds me of, I feel inspired to continue climbing to new heights with people I love around the world.

In Brazil, I was so incredibly fortunate to perform at the I Love Jazz Festival in Belo Horizonte with three of my favorite people and musicians in the whole world in Steve Pistorius, Orange Kellin, and Duke Heitger. In Belo we were treated to a fantastic night out listening to Brazilian Choro Music. Afterwards, we went to Sao Paolo and stayed with our good friend Fernando Kfouri whose hospitality and friendship was top class.

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, I was fortunate to become close friends with many people there including the pianist Lucas Ferrari and Fernando Montardit. I performed at many of the best jazz clubs of the city while also being exposed to Argentine dance, music, and food. My mom joined me in Buenos Aires for a few days and we traveled together to Patagonia where we spent a whole week hiking in the most beautiful place I have ever been on our beautiful earth.

After a month away from New Orleans, I am also feeling rejuvenated and dedicated in this magical place. I am a lucky guy to have returned to such consistently fulfilling jobs with some of the best musicians and people I could imagine.

This late fall will include finally releasing Riverside Jazz Collective’s first cd, helping Fernando Montardit and Lucas Ferrari record a cd in New Orleans when they visit in December, and preparing special tribute concerts at Preservation Hall and Snug Harbor with the Steve Pistorius Quartet.

Hope to catch up with y’all soon.

Peace,

Benny Amon
November 13, 2017

Benny Amón

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

MUSIC


RELEASES

“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
Steve Pistorius Quartet Live at the International I Love Jazz Festival in Belo Horizonte, Brazil



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