Hartt & Soul Productions Presents: Benefitting One World
David Benoit & Mark Antoine
Early Show : 6:00 PM
Late Show : 8:30 PM
Chart-topping contemporary jazz visionaries, David Benoit and Marc Antoine have recorded their first complete project together. 2017’s, So Nice!, is a love letter to Bossa Nova, a musical genre that is close to both their hearts. Music has an unparalleled ability to stir the emotions, awaken memories, and transport the heart and mind to new dimensions. Multi-GRAMMY nominated pianist/composer/film scorer David Benoit and acclaimed guitarist/composer Marc Antoine manage to do all of the above. A founding father of contemporary jazz, David Benoit is celebrating his 40th year as a recording artist and has collaborated with everyone from The Rippingtons and Faith Hill to David Sanborn and CeCe Winans. The chart-topping pianist’s catalogue includes the recordings, Freedom at Midnight, Waiting for Spring, Shadows, Letter to Evan, and Here’s to You, Charlie Brown: Fifty Great Years. Benoit has also recorded two albums with guitarist Russ Freeman Benoit/Freeman Project. Parisian born guitarist/composer Marc Antoine, has worked alongside such diverse stars as Sting, George Benson, Cher, Dave Koz, Basia, and Celine Dion. Revered for his soulful elixir of exotic textures and fluid artistry, he has been a force of nature on the contemporary jazz scene for over three decades. Loved for his unique fusion of classical, jazz, soul, and world influences, Antoine quickly became a mainstay on radio and the international touring circuit. Their new collaboration sizzles with rich harmonies, dancing rhythms, and soaring melodies that create the perfect opportunity for the duo to explore their shared passion.