Bennett, life long musician with Southern roots, is a Brooklyn-based banjo player, composer, educator, and entrepreneur. He has performed with top musicians in the New York music business and has taught music professionally for over 10 years.
In 2014, Bennett was recruited by comedian Steve Martin, a very accomplished banjo player himself, to be the sole banjo player in “Bright Star,” his Broadway-bound musical. Bright Star opened in California in 2014 and has received critical acclaim. It will open on Broadway in the Spring of 2016. New York Times September 2014
Bennett is a passionate teacher, and is always searching for the best ways to help people learn their instrument. In the summer of 2014, after months of collaboration with talented Czech programmer and designer, Jiri Markalous, Bennett launched his first mobile app for iPad called "Listen & Learn", and shortly thereafter released two more apps called "Pocket Lick: Banjo and Pocket Lick: Guitar."
In regards to the “Pocket Lick: Banjo” app for iPhone, Steve Martin stated, "One of the finest banjo apps I've seen.”
Currently living in Brooklyn, Bennett is pursuing his entrepreneurial dreams, writing music, and teaching private lessons.
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