Esperanza Spalding

For more than two decades Benedict and his workshop team have had a close association with festivals, concert organises, bands, and bassists from all around the world, helping them to source double basses when on tour in Australia.

And there has been no closer festival Association than with the Melbourne International Jazz Festival where bassists need not stress about bringing their instruments. Instead great pride is taken in providing and presenting them with world class instruments.

“I want to make sure they have something as good, or hopefully better, than their own instrument at home! They can concentrate on the music. I’ll take care of the instrument” Benedict.

The list of International Jazz bassists supplied and serviced by Benedict reads like the who’s who of double bass world.

Christian McBride, Ron Carter, John Patitucci, Larry Grenadier, Espernza Spalding, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Janos Bruneel, Robert Hurst, Evan Gregor, Eric Revis, Simon Starr, Leon Boykins, Adam Kubota, Clark Sommers, Nat Reeves, Mark Helias. the late great Rob Amster, Giovanni Tommaso, Gavin Bryars, Harry Shearer, Gerand Cannon, Eric Wheeler, Joe Sanders, Dan Loomis, Linda May Han Oh, Jorge Roeder, Vincente Archer, James King, Luques Curtis , Kyle Miles, Dezron Douglas, Scott Colley, Nick McNack, Reuben Rogers, Barre Phillips, and many many more….