Caffè Musica presents Bob Cerelli and Matt Benham, Saturday, May 4th, 7:00-9:00pm. This wonderful guitar duo will sooth your soul. We hope you can join us of a lovely evening of delicious dining and the enchanting sounds from two of our favorite musicians. Our dinners this month focus on the Abruzzo region of Italy.
Early-bird dinner seating begins at 5pm, seating for dinner show begins at 6pm. Last dinner seating at 8:30pm. Tonight’s menu features some traditional dishes of the Italian region of Abruzzo. Reservations 206-418-6797. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation.
Matt Benham traces his interest in jazz to the more progressive rock music he listened to as a teen growing up in Kirkland, Washington. Guitar giants such as Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan provided a gateway to the sublime sounds of Jim Hall and Howard Roberts. Matt fashions his approach from the seemingly contradictory styles of Ted Greene and Bill Frisell, sometimes sparse, sometimes lush, but always engaging. An active member of Seattle's jazz community, Matt's solo guitar work has provided the musical backdrop to events for March of Dimes, Microsoft, Ponder, Jazz Night School, and Bellevue Square Mall. He can also regularly be found at Seattle Jazz Guitar Society jams.
Bob Cerelli started playing guitar at a young age with his father on piano and organ, as well as with the other musical members of his family. He grew up listening to composers such as George Gershwin and Cole Porter. He has studied both jazz and classical guitar and is an active member of the Seattle Jazz Guitar Society. Bob plays concerts with local big bands and is involved with monthly jam sessions with the Steve Jones Jazz group.