Bennett Roth is a pianist, emcee, and songwriter from the Bay Area. At age 7, he began playing piano and immediately became enamored with the likes of legendary jazz pianists Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner, and Bill Evans. Starting as a teenager, he also found a love for hip-hop and began honing his craft as a lyricist, recording artist, producer, and live performer. A sought after pianist and performer in the Bay Area, Bennett has performed on multiple occasions at San Jose Jazz Summerfest and Winterfest, SoFA Street Fair, Yoshi’s, Shoreline Amphitheater, Great American Music Hall, Cafe Stritch, Herbst Theater, Black Cat Jazz Club, The New Parish, and The National Black Theater Festival to name a few. His discography includes his full-length album “Grown” (2022), the duo album “After You” (2015) alongside guitarist Mason Razavi, “The Bad Ones” self-titled debut (2016), with 6 credited compositions, and “Put It Out” (2019), a 4-song hip-hop and jazz-influenced project. As a music educator, he has taught at Valley Christian High School, San Jose State University, Cogswell Polytechnical College, Stanford Jazz Workshop, and currently serves as Music and Creative Arts Director at The Riekes Center in Menlo Park, CA and Adjunct Faculty in Jazz Piano at West Valley Community College. In addition to performing his own music and leading his own bands, Bennett appears frequently with The Illiance, Amy D, Jonah Melvon, Greysmith, Mason Razavi, The Bad Ones, Lilan Kane, Tracy Cruz, Maya Victoria, and more.
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