Arranger; Composer; Educator; Instrumentalist
Double Bass; Acoustic Bass
Feb 12, 2023
Classically trained on the Double Bass, Brett Benteler's musical background expands from Afro Cuban to Brazilian, and Jazz. He has traveled throughout North and South America, as well as the Caribbean and Europe, as a bilingual performer and educator. A native of Chicago, Brett worked alongside many of the city’s finest musicians of all disciplines, including international touring artists, such as GRAMMY® nominated Afro Rican Jazz innovator William Cepeda, Cuban pianist Chuchito Valdes, Haitian singer/ actress Carole Demesmin, Japanese Jazz vocalist Iku Mori, and world-renowned vocalists/ composers Grazyna Auguszik and Paulinho Garcia.
As a teacher and ensemble director with the People’s Music School Youth Orchestras, Chicago's first inner-city youth outreach program modeled after Venezuela’s “El Sistema”, Brett played a vital role in the organization's growth and its outstanding accomplishments.
Excited about the opportunity to bring his years of dedication and experience to the greater New York City area, Brett continues to have a profound impact within the communities he serves. Believing in the power of music to transform lives, Brett remains committed to furthering social change through music education.
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