Welcome to the official website for Pianist, Keyboardist, Composer, Producer and Engineer Bennett Paster, from Brooklyn, NY. This site focuses on my work as a performer, bandleader, recording artist and composer.
For detailed information about my work as a producer, engineer and sideman and about Benny’s Wash n, Dry, my studio, visit bennettpasterstudio.com.
Latest Bennett Paster News
My Latest CD
I’m delighted and proud to announce the release of my new CD Relentless Pursuit of the Beautiful. The disc is a broad-based modern jazz recording showcasing my latest compositions and arrangements for jazz quintet and sextet. Recorded one sweltering July day after a series of performances, the album vividly captures snapshots in our development. The band effortlessly integrates swing with Latin and Brazilian rhythms to forge a contemporary, accessible style. Our group interplay and unwavering melodicism render a rich, eminently listenable music that will draw you in and bring you along on our journey.
Benny’s Wash n’ Dry studio, located in Kensington, Brooklyn, is owned and operated by Bennett Paster. We are committed to the recording and production of music in a creative environment featuring excellent instruments and a mixture of vintage and modern gear in a relaxed yet professional setting. As a versatile and experienced producer, engineer and performing musician, Bennett’s goal is to inspire you to express yourself and to help bring your musical vision to life….
Lately some of my students and fellow musicians have asked me where they can get scores and lead sheets of my original music for performance and study.
I’m excited to offer for purchase pdfs of virtually everything I’ve ever written and recorded. Lead sheets in concert, Bb, Eb and bass clef as well as scores/full arrangements (where applicable) are available. All files are generated in Sibelius and are super-legible and clearly laid-out. As soon as my web-store is set up here, I’ll start to post links to them. In the meantime, feel free to contact me with any specific requests. Thanks!