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Benjamin: Chef d'Orchestre et Peintre d’Audio
The Kokoro Group:
Production, Engineering, Mixing
Guitars, Round and Squareneck Dobro, Mandolin, Bass, Keyboards,
Arranging and Composition, Sequencing and Drum Programming,
Backing Vocals, ADR, Sound Design,
Music Editor Legends and Legacies Magazine
Studio Training and Engineering Experience
Record Plant LA (w/Gary Kellgren, Lee Keifer, Al Kooper, Jack Douglas), Sound City (w/Keith Olsen), LA, Westlake Audio LA, Devonshire LA, Clearlake Audio Burbank, Ocean Entertainment Burbank, Studio City Recorders LA, Criteria Miami (Mack Emmerman, Ron and Howie Alpert) , Studio 70 Tampa, Daisewill Sound LA, Barefoot Studios
Guitar/Multi-Instrumentalist Studio, Touring, Performing Musician
January 1967 – 2014 (46 years) worldwide
played, recorded or toured with...
Hendrix, Zep, BB King, Muddy Waters, Spirit, Freddie King, Johnny Winter, King James Version, Buddy Miles, Carmine Appice, KGB, Tim Bogert, Jon Butcher, Mike Pinera, Pipedream, Enya, Belinda Carlisle, George Harrison, Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood, SRV, Bonnie Pointer, Barefoot Servants. Having attended Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, Benjamin also has an extensive compositional background and experience in Big Band Arranging, Television, and film scoring.
Past and Current
Digidesign (Avid) Alumni Artist, Player Built Guitars, RJM Pedals and Effects, Bogner Amplification, Rocky Mountain Slides, Fishman Transducers and Amplification, Paul Beard Dobros, Scheerhorn Dobros, Dobro (OAI), Gibson Guitars, Gibson Accessories and Amplification, Valley Arts Guitars, Taylor Guitars, Chandler Guitars, Martin Guitars, Tone Rite, Glyph Technologies, McIntyre Pickups, THD Amps, Martinsound, Universal Audio, Toontracks, McDSP, Waves, Slate Digital, BFD, Tascam, Stinger Amps, Transperformance LLC, Groove Tubes, Ameritage LTD, Jerry Jones Guitars, Eyeland Straps
American Federation of Musicians, Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences, Audio Engineering Society,
Primary and Secondary School Concert, stage and marching bands (Trumpet/ French horn)
University of South Florida - Music Literature and Voice
Berklee College of Music - Arranging and Harmony; Composition
New England Conservatory - Big Band Arranging; Music Literature
Thad Jones/ Mel Lewis - Arranging and Composition
George Russell - Lydian Chromatic Concept
Robert Ceely - Electronic Music and Composition; Classical Counterpoint