Richard X Bennett and his irreverent group of NYC improvisers return to BWAC to perform from his book of vital, groovalicious, transcendent tunes.
RBX5 is Richard X Bennett, piano; Matt Parker, tenor sax; Claire Daly, barisax; Adam Armstrong, bass; Mystery Guest on drums. Pianist Composer Richard X Bennett plays soulful jazz with a sound all his own. His albums, the jazz-raga quintet Experiments With Truth and the groove jazz trio What Is Now were released by Ropeadope Records in October 2017. He also has six critically acclaimed raga-based records on Indian labels.
In New York, he has performed at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Guggenheim Museum, The Rubin Museum, Central Park Summerstage.
Internationally, he has played in over twenty countries. “unabashedly joyous, groovecentric, spiritually danceable” New York City Jazz Record “a wonderfully frenetic merger of Eastern and Western strains…engagingly esoteric, but downright catchy songs” Rochester City Newspaper “he’s charting the future as mightily as Miles Davis did in the 70s” Midwest Record “exceptionally gifted pianist” Simon Redley Music Republic Magazine “full of spirit’n’soul… mesmerising” Graham Reid “hypnotic” John Schaefer, WNYC.