Above: Marco Benevento, moe.down, Turin, NY, 8/30/08. Photo by Chris Paul

Marco Benevento has confirmed a handful of new dates with a variety of trios. As previously reported, the Marco Benevento Trio featuring MMW drummer Billy Martin and Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz will open for The Slip at New York’s Sullivan Hall on January 2. Benevento will then hit the road with Tea Leaf Green bassist Reed Mathis and Slip drummer Andrew Barr for trio shows in Boston, Wilkes Barre, PA, New York and Barr’s current hometown, Montreal. Benevento, Barr and Dreiwitz will also tour in the East Coast in February, including gigs in Raleigh, NC, Richmond, Vienna, VA and Reading, PA. The keyboardist will appear at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl tonight as part of Bustle in Your Hedgerow.

Benevento, Dreiwitz and Martin

January 2 New York, NY—Sullivan Hall (with The Slip)

Benevento, Mathis and Barr

January 7 Boston, MA—Scullers
January 8 Wilkes Barre, PA—River St Jazz Cafe
January 9 New York, NY—Sullivan Hall (part of Winter Jazz Fest)
January 10 Montreal, Canada—Le Divan Orange

Benevento, Dreiwitz and Barr

February 10 Raleigh, NC—Duke Coffeehouse
February 11 Richmond, VA—Capital Ale House (with Nathan Moore)
February 12 Vienna, VA—Jammin Java
February 13 Reading, PA—Brass Lantern