Benito Gonzalez

January 11, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Twins Jazz
1344 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009
$15 (Plus $10 Minimum and $2 Fees)

Benito Gonzalez, a pianist of growing repute on the New York City scene, retains a special nook in the heart of D.C. jazz: The Venezuelan-born talent spent years in this city during the aughts, when he was known as the guy who made pianos burn. He’s still at it, a gun-slinging McCoy Tyner attack locked in with fierce Cuban montunos. One of the best things about seeing Gonzalez play with his quartet is watching him pool energy, and pull out joy. Two separate sets at 9 & 11 p.m.



Giovanni Russonello

About Giovanni Russonello

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Giovanni is the founder of CapitalBop, and a music critic for the New York Times. He previously served as a contributor to the Washington Post, the FADER, JazzTimes, NPR Music and others, and hosted “On the Margin,” a books show on WPFW-FM. As head of CapitalBop, he has covered the D.C. jazz scene since 2010. (He is no longer directly involved in the presenting of CapitalBop's concerts.) He graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in history, with a focus on African-American history. Reach Giovanni at Read him at or Follow him on Twitter at @giorussonello.