Friday, November 24, 2017


Jeff Benatar's composition "Hank and Joe" was recently called "superb" and "intense" by JazzTimes Magazine (November 2016).

Jeff Benatar is a Jazz Pianist with a passion for teaching. Benatar received his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Studies (Piano) and Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music, with a minor in Pedagogy. He earned his MA at the world's only Jazz History and Research program at Rutgers-Newark, The State University of New Jersey, where wrote a Master's thesis at the Institute of Jazz Studies (for which he received a research award). Benatar was the first Jazz Piano Performance student at The Ohio State University to graduate with Honors. To take lessons, book Benatar for a master class or clinic, and/or to hire Benatar (and/or his many ensembles) for your next event, contact him at

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Picture by Laura Randall