I just wanna to write and up-date of was going on w/ me right now, yes is been so long since i say hello.
Well i first, i have some huge projects coming up really soon, big changes in my musical life as well as personal life, i feel really...


On Friday march 2, 2012 at 6:30am mi mother Maria Concepcion Valbuena passed away here in venezuela, she was my best friend really great mother and strong women the sadness is overwhelming, thanks for all the messages and phone calls we really apressiated... BG.


Wow! Another year has come and gone. 2011 has come to an end and 2012 is running quickly too . 2011 was a great year for pianist Benito Gonzalez... . Sure, i had some ups and downs but managed to finish strong with a few of the strongest months i’ve ever had...

Jazztimes the expanded critics poll

Jazztimes the expanded critics poll

I'm truly honored to have received the #3 on The best new Artist of the year on Jazztimes Magazine critics' poll (march issue) next to the two greats Esperanza Spalding and Gerald Clayton, Thank you very much! this is a compromise to keep expanding... GOD bless you all!

Benito Gonzalez Shakes Up The Jazz Standard

Benito Gonzalez Shakes Up The Jazz Standard

Benito Gonzales Shakes Up The Jazz Standard

Benito Gonzalez says that putting together his second album wasn’t really a challenge. He didn’t really have to think about where he wanted to go with it. Instead, he was just out to have a fun time with the talented group of musicians...

Benito Gonzalez new CD - It's done.

After spending a whole day @ systems two studios in NYC my new recording it's done!
i want to thanks Christian Mcbride, Jeff Tain Watts, Myron Walden, Ron Blake, Azar Lawrence. the music sounds Amazing this guy's where unbelievable , We did had a great team work... great times. The...

New Album.

hey hey, i will be recording my next album the first week of november 09 in NYC.
and i will have GREAT GREAT musicians, the music its great, i'm so happy to share this album w/ you all, it will be release August 2010.


Kenny Garrett's New Album 'Sketches of MD' feat: Benito Gonzalez piano, Jamire Williams Drums, Nat Revees Bass, And special Guest Pharoah Sanders.

Kenny Garrett's New Album 'Sketches of MD' feat: Benito Gonzalez piano, Jamire Williams Drums, Nat Revees Bass, And special Guest Pharoah Sanders.

Kenny Garrett (sax); Pharoah Sanders (sax); Nat Reeves (bass); Benito Gonzalez (Piano,keyboards); Jamire Williams (drums).

Sketches of MD, is the Mack Avenue debut for multiple Grammy® nominee Kenny Garrett. It’s also the first live recording of the Kenny Garrett/Pharoah Sanders pairing, and Garrett’s first recorded set at New York City’s...

Jazzinprov NYC

–Mack Avenue Records MAC1042. 19900 Harper,
Harper Woods, MI 48225. Web: www.kennygar-
rett.com. The Ring; Intro to Africa; Sketches of MD;
Wayne’s Thang; Happy People
PERSONNEL: Kenny Garrett, alto saxophone;
Pharoah Sanders, tenor saxophone; Nat Reeves, bass;
Benito Gonzalez, keyboards; Jamire...

John Fordham The Guardian July 13 2006

John Fordham
The Guardian, Thursday July 13 2006

Jazz-improv purists often wince if anybody refers to a performance as an "act". The notion suggests something premeditated, even calculating. Yet Kenny Garrett, the former Art Blakey and Miles Davis alto saxophonist who has been running a triumphant show of his...