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Get Ready for the Chicago Jazz Piano Summit from Pianoforte Studios

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Venezuelan Pianist Benito Gonzalez

A Celebration of the Rich History and Vibrant Future of Jazz Piano in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois Feb 27, 2024 ( - There's good news for Jazz lovers of Chicago. In the world of jazz piano, all roads lead to Chicago this spring and fall!

The Chicago Jazz Piano Summit begins March 29th and 30th at 7:30 and 9 pm to launch the 2024 Chicago Jazz Piano Festival. It's the greatest jazz and piano event of the year, and it is going to take place at Pianoforte Studios 1335 S. Michigan Avenue in the heart of Chicago. The inaugural weekend concerts take place on March 29th and March 30th with Benito Gonzalez from New York and PTAH Williams from St. Louis sharing the bill. The festival is conceived as a beautiful opportunity to witness some of the world's best jazz pianists play in the solo setting - just 10 fingers and 88 keys - nothing else!  Purchase tickets in advance at

Benito Gonzalez one of the most in-demand jazz pianists from New York by way of Venezuela is spreading his musical aura around the world. This captivating inaugural piano concert will showcase the unparalleled skills of Gonzalez, a highly acclaimed musician with credits from the bands of Kenny Garrett, Jackie McLean,  Bobby Hutcherson, Pharoah Sanders, Gary Bartz, and a long list of many others.

Benito Gonzalez is best known for his technical mastery as well as creative psyche that allows him to blend different styles and elements into a singular composition that takes the listener on a seamless musical journey. Benito is well revered for his deep understanding of the traditions of jazz music, and he applies a personal dose of creativity and talent that sets his solo concerts apart for the global audience of dedicated fans. Benito channels his musical aura through his instrument, and as a result, much of his music projects a free flow of spontaneous energy. Benito's exceptional dedication to the music of McCoy Tyner has given him a tremendous command of the technique required to meander through the fluidity and literature of bebop and Latin jazz. 

Chicago is best known around the world for its rich musical culture beyond all genres, and the Chicago Jazz Piano Summit is a great example of that. It offers a special time and space throughout the year to quench the thirst of jazz lovers for innovative music performed in an intimate venue, with a pristine Fazioli F212 piano, great acoustics, and an environment that is as suitable for an artist as for the listener.   Music lovers who are not even ardent fans of jazz can attend this fest to enjoy the tradition and creativity in music that is spread around the world by touring musicians.

Ptah Williams, one of St. Louis' finest jazz pianists, is capable of shining as a soloist and as an accompanist as well. His varied and innovative styles are innovative and overpowering at the same time. His treatment of standards offers listeners a roller-coaster experience of musical virtuosity. Similarly, Benito Gonzalez stands out for his sheer individuality which allows him to blend different styles and ideas in order to come up with something new. As a result, his compositions can feel strangely familiar and very refreshing simultaneously. The best part of his music is that, the attendees do not have to be lovers of piano but anyone can participate and experience this journey who appreciates good music. 

The Inauguration event for the Chicago Jazz Piano Festival is all set to take place on March 29th and March 30th. Jazz lovers are recommended to purchase tickets in advance since there is a high demand and the number of seats is limited. Oh, Jazz! is the official streaming and on-demand partner of the Chicago Jazz Piano Festival, and WDCB is the official media partner.

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Venezuelan Pianist Benito GonzalezThe 2024 Chicago Jazz Piano Festival Pianist Ptah WilliamsPianoForte Studios 1335 S Michigan Avenue

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