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Creative Jazz Club: Michel Benebig & Carl Lockett (USA/NC)

Creative Jazz Club:  Michel Benebig & Carl Lockett (USA/NC)

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  • Wed 26 Aug ’15, 8:00pm – 10:00pm


Albion Hotel, 119 Hobson St, Auckland CBD



Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $22.50
  • CJC Members: $16.00
  • Students: $16.00
  • Student Members: $10.00

Authentic organ grooves

Carl Lockett - guitar (San Francisco)
Michel Benebig - hammond organ (New Caledonia)
Ron Samsom - drums
Roger Manins - tenor saxophone

Please Note Venue: Albion Hotel due to renovations at our usual venue.

Tonight at CJC is a world class groovin line up of San Francisco Bay Area legend Carl Lockett and Michel Benebig from New Caledonia.

Carl Lockett has been spellbinding audiences over the years with his electrifying musical technique. Lockett is a phenomenal, authentic, original groove master who completely astounds his listeners and gets them standing on their feet.

Lockett’s music has been described as “the most exciting, exhilarating musical ride ever, at the same time wrapping one in the most luxurious, warm sounds, as if riding in a plush limousine”. He has received many notable accolades while participating in recording sessions and touring throughout the United States, Europe and Asia with great artists such as, Chuck Mangione, Randy Crawford, Jimmy Smith, Jack Mc Duff, Jimmy Mc Griff, Charles Earland, Sheirley Scott, Joey DeFrancesco, Hank Crawford, Plaz Johnson, Tammy Terrell and David Ruffin... ETC.

Michel Benebig is recognized as one of the leading Soul-Jazz-organist around the world. He was elected the “Organist of the Month” in May 2006 by “ The International Archives for the Jazz-Organ “ and he performs around the world - with fellow organists like Jimmy Smith, Jimmy Mc Griff, Larry Goldings, Rhoda Scott, Lonnie Smith, Tony Monaco , Melvin Rhyne, Chester Thompson, ‘Papa’ John Defrancesco, Duke Jethro, Dave Matthiew, Stefan Patry, Cole Nolan, Tim Neal, Cameron Scott, Darren Heinrich.

He also performs with International musicians such as: Bruce Forman, Lewis Nash, Frank Potenza, Houston Person, Paul Kreibich, Ricky Woodard, James Levi, Carl Lockett, Jean-Philippe Fanfant, Joel Taylor, Randy Jonhston, Doug Webb, George Coleman Jr

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