City: Miami/South Florida
Education: B.A. Jazz Performance- Montclair State University 2015 M.M. Studio Music and Jazz- University of Miami 2017 D.M.A. Studio Music and Jazz/Music Pedagogy- University of Miami 2021
Nick Benitez is a trumpeter, educator, and composer from New York City. Having grown up playing bass and classical/electric guitar, music has always been a part of the young jazz musician's life.
Mr. Benitez grew up mostly playing traditional South American and Caribbean music and picked up the trumpet at the age of 11.
Having toured the country, parts of Canada and the Caribbean, Nick has played and recorded a wide variety of music from Jazz to Afro-Beat to Salsa and African Bomba music.
The young jazz trumpeter has shared the stage with artists such as Jon Faddis, Vincent Herring, Ignacio Berroa, Alan Ferber, Ingrid Jensen, The Mills Brothers, Cyrille Aimee, Jon Secada, Gloria Estefan, Arturo O'Farrill, and many more. Nick is currently a second year doctoral candidate at The University of Miami studying music pedagogy.