Benedict

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Pianist

Benedict - pianist
Benedict is a London-based jazz pianist who plays a dazzling and sophisticated mix of 1920s-30s jazz, harlem stride, ragtime, swing and Great American Songbook classics.

While holding solo piano residencies at popular London venues such as Soho Theatre, The National Gallery, Century Club and The Gibson; Benedict has also performed internationally at prestigious venues such as Elysée Montmartre in Paris, and The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville.

Benedict is a versatile player, and can tailor his performance as required from his wide repertoire of delicate cocktail piano, harlem stride and early jazz, Ratpack favourites, swing and classic pop. 

Aside from his solo piano work, Benedict is a composer, arranger and orchestrator, having worked alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber and in partnership with Really Useful Group and Selladoor Ltd. As a session musician, Benedict has collaborated with many celebrated musicians, including Terry Hall, Courtney Love and The Kooks.

Early Jazz, Harlem Stride
The Entertainer - Scott Joplin
Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin
St Louis Blues - W. C. Handy
Blueberry Hill - Fats Waller
Ain’t Misbehavin’ - Fats Waller
Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
Sweet Georgia Brown - Bernie/Pinkard
Ain’t She Sweet - Ager/Yellen
Tea For Two - Youmans/Caesar
Nuages - Django Reinhardt
Minor Swing - Django Reinhardt
Limehouse Blues – Django Reinhardt
Les Yeux Noirs - Django Reinhardt
Dr Jazz - Joe Oliver
Pleasure Mad - Bechet/Simmons
King Chanticleer - Ayer/Brown
Glad Rag Doll - Ager/Yellen
Sweet Lorraine - Burwell/Parish
Carolina Shout - James P. Johnson
Charleston - James P. Johnson
After You’ve Gone - Layton
Swannee - Al Jolson
Smile - Charlie Chaplin
Dinah - Akst/Lewis
When You're Smilin’ - Shay/Fisher
When The Saints Go Marching In
You Do Something To Me - Porter
Sweet Lotus Blossom Strayhorn
If I Had You - Irving King
1930s Era
I Got Rhythm - George Gershwin
In The Mood - Glenn Miller
Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller
Take The ‘A’ Train - Billy Strayhorn
It’s Only A Paper Moon - Arlen/Rose
Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Kahn/Andre/Schwandt
It Don’t Mean A Thing – Duke Ellington
Caravan - Duke Ellington
In A Mellow Tone - Duke Ellington
Night Train - Duke Ellington
Why Don’t You Do Right - Arlen
On The Sunny Side Of The Street - Mchugh/Fields
Moonglow - Benny Goodman
Jack I’m Mellow - Trixie Smith
Out Of Nowhere - Johnny Green
My Ideal - Richard Whiting
Stormy Weather - Arlen/Koehler
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby - Louis Jordan

Swing / Ratpack Era
Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darrin
Somethin' Stupid - C.C. Parks
A Nightingale sang in Berkeley
Square - Sherwin/Maschwitz
I’ve Got You Under My Skin - Cole Porter
Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard
Come Fly With Me - Heusen/Cahn
Mack The Knife - Kurt Weill
It Had To Be You - Jones/Kahn
My Way - Paul Anka
You Make Me Feel So Young
All Of Me - Marks/Simons
Strangers In The Night – Bert Kaempfert
L.O.V.E. - Bert Kaempfert
Sway - Demetrio/Ruiz
Bye Bye Black Bird - Henderson
All The Things You Are - Kern
Lullaby Of Birdland - Shearing
Only You - The Platters

Classic Ballads
Misty - Eroll Garner
You Don’t Know What Love Is - Don Raye
As Time Goes By - Hupfeld
La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
In A Sentimental Mood - Ellington
Laura - David Raskin
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Kern
Stardust - Hoagy Carmichael
Cry Me A River - Hamilton
Haunted Heart - Dietz
Danny Boy
April In Paris - Vernon Duke
My Foolish Heart - Victor Young
Moon River - Mercer/Mancini
Every Time We Say Goodbye - Porter
Girl From Ipanema - Jobim
All The Things You Are - Kern
Over The Rainbow - Harlen/Harburg
At Last - Gordon/Warren
These Foolish Things - Maschwitz
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
The Man I Love - Gershwin
'Till There Was You – Meredith Wilson
Georgia - Hoagy Carmichael
What A Wonderful World - Theile
Only You - Buck Ram
Musicals
Don’t Fence Me In - Cole Porter
Anything Goes - Cole Porter
I Get A Kick Out Of You - Porter
Summertime - George Gershwin
Someone To Watch over Me - George Gershwin
My Funny Valentine - Rogers/Hart
Blue Moon - Rogers/Hart
Cheek To Cheek - Irving Berlin
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man - Kern/Hammerstein
A Few Of My Favourite Things - Rogers/Hammerstein
When You Wish Upon A Star - Harline/Washington
City Of Stars - (‘La La Land’)

50s-60s Era
Take Five - Dave Brubeck
Waltz For Debby - Bill Evans
Nardis - Bill Evans
So What - Miles Davis
Blue In Green - Bill Evans
Giant Steps - John Coltrane
Autumn Leaves - Kosma
Oleo - Sonny Rollins
Someday my Prince Will Come (Coltrane)
I Wish I Knew How It Feels To Be Free - Nina Simone
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
Pop 
Your Song - Elton John  
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John  
Rocket Man - Elton John  
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
Something – The Beatles 
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Lady Madonna – The Beatles
Let It Be – The Beatles
Drive My Car – The Beatles
All My Loving – The Beatles
And I Love Her – The Beatles
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
Twist And Shout – The Beatles 
Long And Winding Road – The Beatles
Imagine – The Beatles
Michelle – The Beatles
World Without Love – The Beatles
While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles
This Boy – The Beatles
Penny Lane – The Beatles
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours - Stevie Wonder
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder

Popular Requests
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Always On My Mind - Lee
Baker Street - Jerry Rafferty
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Moondance - Van Morrison
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Valli
Close To You - Carpenters
Fields Of Gold - Sting
Fix You - Coldplay
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis
House Of The Rising Sun - Animals
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
In The Midnight Hour - Pickett
Gnossiene No.2 - Erik Satie
Just The Two Of Us - Withers
Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
Life On Mars - David Bowie
Heroes - David Bowie
Light My Fire - The Doors
Love Is All Around - The Troggs
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Mercy - Duffy
Warwick Avenue - Duffy
Make You Feel My Love - Dylan
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - The Temptations
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
New York State Of Mind - Joel
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Scarborough Fair - Simon & Garfunkel
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
So Real - Jeff Buckley
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream
God Only Knows - Beach Boys
Surfer Girl - Beach Boys
Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai
Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye
Wonderwall - Oasis
Yellow - Coldplay
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ - The Righteous Brothers


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