Credits

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Recordings:
Gary McFarland Legacy Ensemble "Circulation" featuring Joe Locke, Bruce Barth, Sharel Cassity and Michael Benedict

Michael Benedict's Bopitude New Recording
"Five and One" featuring Gary Smulyan on baritone saxophone. Albany Jazz.com review

Michael Benedict's Bopitude CD now available on Planet Arts featuring Brian Patneaude, Chris Pasin, Bruce Barth
Radio airplay on nationally syndicated radio  "Jazz After Hours"
CD is reviewed at "Jazz Times"
, "All About Jazz", "Jazz and Blues Blogspot", "Jazz Week", Los Angeles Jazz Scene, "Albany Times Union", and of course "Albany Jazz .com"

Charlie Smith Blues Band "Steppin' Down Blues Lane"
Albany's Blues Master Charlie Smith is featured on studio recordings and live tracks

3.5 star review in Downbeat Magazine February 2011; charted #16 Roots Music Report "Blues" week of 1/14/11, #1 Roots Music Report "Canada" week of 1/14/11

Sensemaya "Shake It" (2010 release) electric bass on "Herbie", "Peaches and Pears" review albanyjazz.com
top 10 local CDs of 2010- Times Union

Marcus Benoit "An Acoustic Trilogy Part 1" (2008) upright bass 
John Savage "Life Stories" (2012) upright + electric basses
John Savage Live at the Cafe" (2005) electric bass 
John Savage "Winter Songs" (2005) upright + electric basses 
Charlie King and Karen Brandow "...On The Journey" (2005) upright bass on select tracks

Music Method Book Recordings:
bassist, "The Total Funk Drummer", method book/CD by Pete Sweeney published by Alfred/National Guitar Workshop 
bassist, "Drum Atlas: Brazil", "Drum Atlas: Cuba", "Drum Atlas: Salsamethod books/CDs by Pete Sweeney published by Alfred Music Publishing

Clinician at various jazz festivals including Proctors Summer Jazz Institute
Adjudicator at various jazz festivals + local youth music ensembles

Regularly Performs with:
Dave Gleason / Pete Sweeney (aka Sensemaya Trio, Peanut Gallery Jazz Trio)

Mike has also performed with:
"Wicked" national tour at Proctors Theater, Schenectady 
Richard Lanham and Jeanne O'Connor
Harry Allen/Paul Meyers Quartet 2014
Bruce Barth / Steve Nelson Quartet, Van Dyck, Schenectady and Conkling Hall, Renssalaerville June 2013
Gary Smulyan with Bopitude, A Place For Jazz, Schenectady October 2102
Ray Vega, Proctors, Schenectady July 2012
Wycliffe Gordon, Proctors, Schenectady July 2011
"White Christmas" 2010 tour at Proctors Theater, Schenectady Nov 2010
Sonny Turner's Platters +  Bobby Rydell @ Proctors Theater, Schenectady Oct 2009
Yuko Kishimoto, jazz pianist/composer
NYS Legislative Correspondents Association annual show
Blue Lou Marini (SNL, Blues Brothers)
Scotty Mac and the Goldtops
Alison Jacobs + Matt Mirabile
Jermaine Wells and the Ill Funk Ensemble
Joey Thomas Big Band
John Savage Band
Wag
EZ Blues

Past performance venues (Mike has performed at each venue with various artists): 
Albany Riverfront Jazz Fesitval
Blues In The Bay Festival, Alexandria Bay
Zurich City Jazz Festival- Zurich, Switzerland
Williams College Jazzfest- Williamstown, Mass.
Shires Maple Festival, Bennington, Vermont
Heritage Music Festival, Clermont
College of Saint Rose Jazzfest, Albany

Angelo's 677 Prime, Albany
Justin's, Albany
Lark Tavern, Albany
Grapa 72, Albany 
Gingerman, Albany
Savannah's, Albany
Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany
Valentine's, Albany
Yono's, Albany
Art on Lark, Lark Street, Albany
Music in the Park, Albany
Tulip Festival, Washington Park, Albany
Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany
 
Altamont Fair
The Factory, Ballston Spa
Whistling Kettle, Ballston Spa
Northern Lights, Clifton Park
Village Pizzeria, Galway
River Stone Manor, Glenville
Sutter's Mill, Guilderland
Glove Theater, Gloversville
The Haunt, Ithaca
King Neptune's, Lake George
Downtime, New York City
Mohawk Golf Club, Niskayuna
The Monopole, Plattsburgh
Jordyn's, Poughkeepsie
Edison Club, Rexford
Dinosaur BBQ, Rochester

Bailey's, Saratoga
Cafe Lena, Saratoga
Gideon Putnam, Saratoga State Park
Hall of Springs, Saratoga State Park
9 Maple Ave, Saratoga
Maestro's, Saratoga
Max Londons, Saratoga
One Caroline Street, Saratoga
Parting Glass, Saratoga
Saratoga Music Hall, Saratoga
Prime at Saratoga National Golf, Saratoga
Hats Off on Broadway, Saratoga

Art Night- Robb Alley, Proctors, Schenectady
Jazz on Jay concert series, Schenectady
Marotta's Bar-Ristro, Schenectady 
Proctor's Theater, Schenectady
Stockade Inn, Schenectady
Van Dyck, Schenectady
Freedom Park, Scotia
Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia
The Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge, Mass.
Dinosaur BBQ, Syracuse
Troy Night Out
Daisy Baker's, Troy
Positively 4th Street, Troy
Revolution Hall, Troy
Ryan's Wake, Troy
Riverfront Bluesfest, Troy
Spillin' the Beans, Troy
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
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