Benny Sharoni Quartet featuring Dave Restivo (SideBar Music Room)
Tenor saxophonist BENNY SHARONI is a U.S. bandleader, composer and arranger who is a mainstay on the international jazz scene. A straight ahead player who fuses together the classic bop influences of Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Steve Grossman (among many others), Sharoni flavors his music with Latin rhythms and an energetic drive that delights audiences worldwide. He demonstrates fervent skill on his horn that instantly lifts him above the pack, but that’s only one element of his winning formula. Sharoni is also a player committed to unfettered expression; reaching an audience through taste, beauty and infectious swing.
Benny’s recordings, “Eternal Elixir” and “Slant Signature”, captured the hearts and ears of jazz listeners and critics, earning tremendous acclaim in the jazz world:
”…a voice quite his own, demanding to be heard on common ground with other practicing giants” Raul D’Gama Rose, All About Jazz
“…a tenor saxophonist with a big tone and a hard-driving style” Scott Yanow’s LA Jazz Scene
DAVE RESTIVO is one of Canada's most respected and inﬂuential jazz artists. A pianist, percussionist and composer, he is a 3-time winner of the National Jazz Awards' Keyboardist of the Year Award, and is listed in the current edition of Canadian Who's Who. He is well known for his work with Rob McConnell's Boss Brass and Tentet, the Mike Murley Quintet, and legendary songwriter Marc Jordan.
"...quite simply one of the most exceptional jazz pianists of his generation that Canada has produced..." -Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal