Upcoming Gigs

SIMPLE COMPLEXITY: THE GROOVES OF MAHAVISHNU
GREGG BENDIAN DRUM CLINIC (with Neil Alexander, keyboards)

FREE ADMISSION!

Thu July 12, 2012 (6:00-7:30pm)
SAM ASH MUSIC
50 New Jersey Route 4
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 843-0119
www.samashmusic.com

Wed July 18, 2012 (6:30-8:30pm)
SAM ASH MUSIC
1831 New Jersey Route 27
Edison, NJ 08817
(732) 572-5595
www.samashmusic.com

Sat July 28, 2012 (3pm)
THE LUNA STAGE
555 Valley Rd
West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 395-5551
www.lunastage.org

Tue August 28, 2012 (6:30-8:30pm)
SAM ASH MUSIC
155 US Highway 22
Springfield, NJ 07081-3109
(973) 376-5161
www.samashmusic.com


THE MAHAVISHNU PROJECT:

Music of Jeff Beck, Jan Hammer, Billy Cobham & The Mahavishnu Orchestra


Jesse Gress, guitars / Neil Alexander, keyboards / Doug Lunn, bass / Gregg Bendian, drums

Sat July 28, 2012 (8pm)
THE LUNA STAGE
555 Valley Rd
West Orange, NJ 07052
973-395-5551
www.lunastage.org
Admission is $20

 

Recent Gigs:

THE MAHAVISHNU PROJECT: RETURN TO THE EMERALD BEYOND

  • Gregg Bendian, drums
  • Glenn Alexander, guitar
  • Zach Brock, violin
  • Neil Alexander, keyboards
  • Peter Brendler, bass
  • Melissa Stylianou, voice
  • Jon Irabagon, sax
  • Matt Szemela, violin
  • Jon Weber, viola
  • Leigh Stuart, cello

THE COMPLETE "VISIONS OF THE EMERALD BEYOND"
First New Jersey Performance / Tickets On Sale Now

Fri MARCH 25, 2011 (8pm)
MEXICALI LIVE
1409 Queen Anne Rd
Teaneck NJ 07666
(201)833-0011
Reservations email: mexicalilive@live.com

THE COMPLETE "VISIONS OF THE EMERALD BEYOND"
First Boston Area Performance / Tickets On Sale Now

Thu MAY 5, 2011 (7:30pm)
REGATTABAR
The Charles Hotel
One Bennett St
Cambridge MA
617.661.5000
FOR TICKETS CALL 617.395.7757

THE COMPLETE "VISIONS OF THE EMERALD BEYOND"
First Connecticut Performance / Tickets On Sale Now

Fri MAY 6, 2011 (9pm)
TOADS PLACE
300 York Ave
New Haven CT
(203)624-8623

MAHAVISHNU PROJECT PLAYS JEFF BECK

(Wired, Blow By Blow, There & Back)

Sat MAY 14, 2011 (9pm)
RIVER STREET JAZZ CAFE

665 N River St.
Plains PA
(570)822-2992

THE BEST OF MAHAVISHNU

(Birds of Fire, Inner Mounting Flame, Emerald Beyond & more!)

Wed MAY 11, 2011 (8pm)
WORLD CAFE LIVE

3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
215-222-1400

MAHAVISHNU PROJECT PLAYS JEFF BECK

(Wired, Blow By Blow, There & Back)

DVD Release Event for "Jeff Beck: Live at Iridium" [free DVD giveaways]
Fri MAY 13, 2011 (8 & 10pm)
IRIDIUM

1650 Broadway
New York NY
(212)582-2121
Find discount coupons at: www.facebook.com/iridiumjazzclub

SIMPLE COMPLEXITY: THE GROOVES OF MAHAVISHNU
GREGG BENDIAN DRUM CLINIC (with Neil Alexander, keyboards)

FREE ADMISSION!

Tue May 24, 2011 (6:30pm)
SAM ASH MUSIC
155 US Highway 22
Springfield, NJ 07081-3109
(973) 376-5161
www.samashmusic.com

THE MAHAVISHNU PROJECT
Gregg Bendian, drums / Chad McLoughlin, guitar / Chris Clark, keyboards/ Chern Hwei, electric violin / Peter Brendler, bass

THE BEST OF MAHAVISHNU (Birds of Fire & The Inner Mounting Flame)
Fri May 27, 2011 (9 & 11pm)
THE 8x10 CLUB
10 East Cross Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
410.625.2000
www.the8x10.com

Gregg Bendian, drums / Glenn Alexander, guitar / Neil Alexander, keyboards / Jim Cammack, bass / Chern Hwei, electric violin / Melissa Stylianou, voice / Pete Furlan, saxophones / Jon Weber, violin / Nick Revel, viola / Leigh Stuart, cello

THE COMPLETE "VISIONS OF THE EMERALD BEYOND"
First Hudson Valley Performance / Tickets On Sale Now
Fri June 10, 2011 (9pm)
BEARSVILLE THEATER
291 Tinker St.
Woodstock, NY 
845.679.4406
bearsvilletheater.com
www.mahavishnuproject.com
www.facebook.com/mahavishnuproject

THE MAHAVISHNU PROJECT
Playing music of Mahavishnu, Jeff Beck & Jan Hammer

Jesse Gress, guitar / Gregg Bendian, drums / Neil Alexander, keyboards / Jim Cammack, bass
Sat June 11, 2011 (10pm)
Iron Horse Music Hall

20 Center St
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
(413) 584-0610

THE BEST OF MAHAVISHNU 
Birds of Fire, Inner Mounting Flame, Emerald Beyond & more!

Thu JULY 14, 2011 (8 & 10pm)
IRIDIUM
1650 Broadway (at 50th St.)
New York, NY
Tickets: 212 582 2121
www.iridiumjazzclub.com 
Find discount coupons at: www.facebook.com/iridiumjazzclub

MAHAVISHNU PROJECT PLAYS JEFF BECK 
Wired, Blow By Blow, There & Back

Fri JULY 15, 2011 (8pm)
HAVANA NEW HOPE
105 S. Main Street 
New Hope PA 19104 
215.862.9897
www.havananewhope.com

THE BEST OF MAHAVISHNU 
Birds of Fire, Inner Mounting Flame, Emerald Beyond & more!

Fri JULY 22, 2011 (8pm)
THE FALCON

1348 Rte 9w
Marlboro, NY 12542
(845) 236-7970
www.liveatthefalcon.com


GREGG BENDIAN: PERCUSSION CLINICS
Sponsored by Drum Workshop/Paiste/Musser/LP/Attack

Fri. March 4, 2011
Nazareth College
Rochester NY

Tue March 22, 2011
New York University
New York NY

Thu March 31, 2011
William Paterson University
Wayne NJ

Sat April 2, 2011
Juilliard School of Music
New York NY

Tue April 12, 2011
Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville NY

Tue April 26, 2011
Occidental College
Los Angeles CA

Mon May 2, 2011
California Institute for the Arts
Valencia CA


GREGG BENDIAN'S TRIO PIANISSIMO

  • David Witham, piano
  • Joel Hamilton, bass
  • Gregg Bendian, drums

Wed April 27, 2011 (8pm)
ROYAL-T GALLERY
8910 Washington Blvd
Culver City CA 90232
(310)559-6300

Fri April 29, 2011 (8pm)
ALVAS SHOWROOM
1417 W. 8th Street
San Pedro CA 90732
(800)403-3447


THE MAHAVISHNU PROJECT: RETURN TO THE EMERALD BEYOND

Thu Jan 20, 2011 (8:30 & 10:30pm)
Iridium

1650 Broadway
New York NY


COLLECTIVE LANGUAGE

  • Gregg Bendian, drums
  • Jon Irabagon, saxophone
  • Peter Brendler, bass
  • Adam Kromelow, piano

Sun Jan 30, 2011 (7pm)
Rockwood Music Hall

196 Allen St
New York NY
(212) 477-4155

Wed Dec 29, 2010 (7:30 pm)
Skokie Theater
7924 N. Lincoln Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60077
(847) 677-7761
$20, $10 students

Thu Dec 30, 2010 (7pm)
Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 256-5025
FREE

Thu Jan 6, 2011 (8:30 & 10:30pm)
Iridium
1650 Broadway
New York NY


REB BEACH & The Les Paul Trio
with Gregg Bendian, drums & Peter Brendler, bass

Mon Dec 27, 2010 (8 & 10pm)
Iridium

1650 Broadway
New York NY


TODD RUNDGREN & The Les Paul Trio
with Jesse Gress, guitar and Gregg Bendian, drums

Mon Dec 6, 2010 (8 & 10pm)
Iridium

1650 Broadway
New York NY


MAHAPROJECT PLAYS THE MUSIC OF JEFF BECK
from Wired, Blow by Blow, There & Back, plus classic Mahavishnu

  • Gregg Bendian drums
  • Glenn Alexander guitar
  • Neil Alexander keyboards
  • Peter Brendler bass

Thu Sept 16, 2010 (7:30pm)
Regattabar
The Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617.661.5000
Tickets: 617.395.7757

Sat Oct 2 2010 (7:30pm)
NJProghouse @ Rock'n Joe
3670 Route 27
Kendall Park NJ 08824
Rock 'n Joe

Fri Oct 8, 2010 (9pm)
Toad's Place
300 York Street
New Haven, CT
203.624.8623

Thu Nov 4, 2010 (8pm)
Mexicali Live
1409 Queen Anne Rd.
Teaneck NJ 07666
201.833.0011

Wed Nov 17, 2010 (8:30 & 10:30pm)
Iridium
1650 Broadway (at 50th St.)
New York NY
212 582 2121

Mahavishnu Project Web Site:
www.mahavishnuproject.com

 

COLLECTIVE LANGUAGE plays Thelonius Monk

  • Gregg Bendian, drums
  • Jon Irabagon, saxophone
  • Peter Brendler, bass
  • Adam Kromelow, piano

Celebrating Thelonius Monk's 93rd Birthday!
Tue October 12, 2010 (7pm)
Caffe Vivaldi
32 Jones Street 
Tel:212-691-7538
 

CRÈME
The music of Cream

  • Steve Bondy, guitar/vocals
  • Clint Bahr, bass/vocals
  • Gregg Bendian, drums/vocals

Fri Oct 29, 2010 (12 midnite)
P&G Bar
380 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024
(212) 874-8568  

 

BENDIAN/KROMELOW DUO
Music of Bendian, Kromelow, Monk, Genesis & more

  • Gregg Bendian, drums & percussion
  • Adam Kromelow, piano

CLINIC APPEARANCE:
Sun. June 27, 2010

MidWest Young Artists
878 Lyster Rd
Highwood IL

Mon. June 28, 2010 (8pm)
The Jazz Showcase

806 S. Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 360-0234

CONCERT/CLINIC:
Tue. June 29, 2010 (8pm)
Evanston Public Library

1703 Orrington Ave
Evanston IL
(847)448-8600

CONCERT/CLINIC
Wed. June 30, 2010 (7pm)
Wilmette Public Library

12424 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette IL
(847)256-5025

 

THE MUSICAL BOX:

  • DAVID MYERS - keyboards/guitar/voice
  • FRANÇOIS GAGNON - guitars
  • GREGG BENDIAN – drums/percussion
  • DENIS GAGNE – lead voice
  • SÉBASTIEN LAMOTHE – bass/guitars
  • MARK LAFLAMME - drums

Trick of the Tail

Sat. May 29, 2010
Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Fri. June 4, 2010
The Bell Centre

Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

Sat. July 17, 2010
Ottawa Music Festival

Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)

Official video
Band site: www.themusicalbox.net
Tickets: www.wiventertainment.de

 

 

COLLECTIVE LANGUAGE
Original jazz compositions by Bendian, Brock, Brendler & Irabagon

  • Gregg Bendian, drums
  • Jon Irabagon, saxophones
  • Zach Brock, violin
  • Peter Brendler, bass

Fri. July 30, 2010 (8:30-11:30pm)
Hawaiian Tropic Zone
729 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(212) 626-7312

Sat. July 31, 2010 (7:30pm)
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division
Peekskill, NY
914-737-1701

 

THE MAHAVISHNU PROJECT:

  • Gregg Bendian, drums
  • Chad McLoughlin, guitar
  • Neil Alexander, keyboards
  • Zach Brock, violin
  • Peter Brendler, bass

THREE FRIENDS with very special guests, THE MAHAVISHNU PROJECT
Sun. June 20, 2010 (7:30pm)

Keswick Theatre
291 N. Keswick Ave.
Glenside, PA 19038
215.572.7650

 

The Mahavishnu Trio Project:

  • Gregg Bendian drums
  • Chad McLoughlin guitar
  • Neil Alexander keyboards

[Music of Gregg Bendian, Neil Alexander, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Tony Williams Lifetime & Jan Hammer]

Tue. May 11, 2010 (with The Emerson Lake & Palmer Tribute) 9pm
Toad's Place
300 York Street
New Haven, CT
203.624.8623

Sat. May 1, 2010 (7:30pm)
BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division St.
Peekskill NY
(914)737-1701

Sat. April 17, 2010 (8pm)
NJ Proghouse Presents @ Rock'n Joe Cafe

3570 Route 27
Kendall Park NJ 08824
(732)821-9500

 

COLLECTIVE LANGUAGE
Original jazz compositions by Bendian, Brock, Brendler & Irabagon

  • Gregg Bendian, drums
  • Jon Irabagon, saxophones
  • Zach Brock, violin
  • Peter Brendler, bass

Fri. April 30, 2010 (7:30pm)
BeanRunner Cafe

201 S. Division St.
Peekskill NY
(914)737-1701

 

BENDIAN/KROMELOW DUO
Music of Bendian, Kromelow, Thelonius Monk, Genesis & more

  • Gregg Bendian, drums & percussion
  • Adam Kromelow, piano

Sat. April 10, 2010 (7pm)
The Triad

157 W.72 St
New York NY 10023
(212) 362-2590

 

THE MUSICAL BOX:
A Trick of the Tail - Fall North American Tour (2009)


Oct 07 - L'Étoile Quartier, Brossard (Canada)
Oct 09 - Salle Albert-Dumouchel, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (Canada)
Oct 10 - Théâtre des Deux Rives, Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu (Canada)
Oct 22 - Théâtre du Palais Municipal, Saguenay (Canada)
Oct 23 - Salle J.A. Thompson, Trois-Rivières (Canada)
Oct 24 - Centre Culturel de L'Université, Sherbrooke (Canada)
Oct 29 - Centre Culturel-Salle Rolland-Brunelle, Joliette (Canada)
Oct 30 - Centre des Arts Juliette-Lassonde, Saint-Hyacinthe (Canada)
Oct 31 - L'Assomption- Théâtre, Hector-Charland (Canada)
Nov 01 - L'Étoile Quartier, Brossard (Canada)

A TRICK OF THE TAIL (Final European shows for AToTT)

Nov 10 - La Casino, Paris (France)
Nov 12 - Fairfield Halls, Croydon (England)
Nov 15 - Le Grand Theatre, Verviers (Belgium)
Nov 16 - Glocke Hall, Bremen (Germany)
Nov 18 - Beethoven Halle, Bonn (Germany)
Nov 19 - Grugahalle, Essen (Germany)
Nov 20 - Arena Treptow, Berlin (Germany)
Nov 21 - Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt (Germany)
Nov 22 - Liederhalle (Hegelsaal), Stuttgart (Germany)
Nov 26 - Z7, Basel (Switzerland)
Nov 28 - Cirque Royal, Brussels (Belgium)
Nov 29 - RAI Theater, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Dec 01 - Teatro Victoria Eugenia, San Sebastien (Spain)
Dec 05 - Auditorium Delle Conziliazione, Roma (Italy)
Dec 03 - Aula Magna, Lisbon (Portugal)
Dec 06 - Auditorium Delle Conziliazione, Roma (Italy)
Dec 07 - Teatro Communale, Vicenza (Italy)
Dec 08 - Teatro Smeraldo, Milano (Italy)

Trick of the Tail - North American Tour (Winter 2010)

Jan 14 - Egg Cultural Center, Albany NY
Jan 15 - Nokia Theater, New York City (USA)
Jan 16 - Nokia Theater, New York City (USA)
Jan 23 - Le Capitole, Quebec City (Canada)
Jan 29 - Keswick Theater, Glenside PA (USA)
Jan 30 - Keswick Theater, Glenside PA (USA)
Feb 05 - Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield CT (USA)
Feb 06 - Capital One Theater, Westbury NY (USA)
Feb 11 - Riviera Theater, Tonawanda NY (USA)
Feb 12 - Theater Square, Cleveland OH (USA)
Feb 13 - Vic Theater, Chicago IL (USA)
Feb 14 - Vic Theater, Chicago IL (USA)
Feb 15 - Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI (USA)

 

THE MAHAVISHNU PROJECT

"Best of M.O. / The John McLaughlin Songbook Show"
Sat. March 6, 2010 (7:30pm)
Regattabar
The Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617.661.5000
FOR TICKETS: 617.395.7757

Fri. March 5, 2010 (9pm)
Toad's Place
300 York Street
New Haven, CT
203.624.8623

Tue November 3rd (9:00pm / one set)
DROM
85 Avenue A (between E.5th & 6th St.)
New York NY
(212) 777-1157

Sat. Oct 17 (8pm / two sets)
ORION Studios

Whittington Ave
Baltimore MD
(410)646-7334
Admission: $15
info@orionsound.com

Fri September 25 (9pm / one long set)
Toad's Place
300 York St
New Haven CT
203) 624-8623

FREE CONCERT!!!
Sat August 8th (8pm)
Peekskill 3rd Annual Jazz & Blues Festival

Downtown Peekskill (Headlining Main Stage)
Peekskill NY

Fri July 31 (8pm)
Sherman Theater
524 Main St
Stroudsburg PA
(570) 420-2808

Sat July 11 (7:30)
Regatta Bar
Cambridge MA
(617) 395-7757

Fri July 10, 2009 (9pm)
Toad's Place
300 York St.
New Haven CT
(203)624-8623

Thu June 25, 2009 (8:00 pm) – "Best Of" Show
The Hi Hat
3 Davol Sq
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 453-6500

Thu. June 4, 2009 (8:30pm - one long set)
MEXICALI LIVE
1409 Queen Anne Rd
Teaneck NJ 07666
(201) 833-0011
Special Line-up for this show!

  • Gregg Bendian, drums
  • Neil Alexander, keyboards
  • Chad McLoughlin, guitar
  • Premik, reeds
  • Jim Cammack, bass

 

THE MAHAVISHNU PROJECT
PRESENTS
THE 4TH ANNUAL VISHNUFEST
REDISCOVERING & EXPLORING THE CUTTING EDGE JAZZ-ROCK OF
JOHN McLAUGHLIN & THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA

Tue July 7, 2009 - Two Programs
7pm: SRI CHINMOY MEMORIAL PEACE CONCERT
"BEFORE & AFTER MAHAVISHNU - The John McLaughlin Songbook"
The VishnuVoices sing McLaughlin's SUITE FOR A CAPPELLA CHOIR (first performance in 35 years!) setting the poetry of guru Sri Chinmoy. PLUS THE MAHAVISHNU PROJECT plays JM's music from Extrapolation, Devotion, Electric Guitarist and Electric Dreams!

10pm: "THE BEST OF MAHAVISHNU"
Highlights from Birds of Fire, Inner Mounting Flame and The Lost Trident Sessions.

Wed July 8, 2009 - Program 3.
7pm: "RETURN TO THE EMERALD BEYOND"
For the first time in over two years in NYC, the 11-piece MahaProj plays the complete Visions of the Emerald Beyond plus "Smile of the Beyond" and fan fave encores.

ITS ALL HAPPENING AT:
LE POISSON ROUGE
158 Bleeker St.
New York NY
Tickets are $23 at the door
ADVANCE TICKETS STRONGLY SUGGESTED!
THREE SHOW DISCOUNT PASS AVAILABLE

THE MAHAVISHNU PROJECT
Gregg Bendian, drums
Chad McLoughlin, guitar
Neil Alexander, keyboards
Zach Brock, violin
Jim Cammack, bass
Melissa Stylianou, voice
Premik Russell Tubbs, reeds
Esther Noh, violin
Matt Szemela, violin
Jon Weber, viola
Leigh Stuart, cello
Randy Taber, live sound
and introducing....The VishnuVoices Choir featuring Melissa Stylianou, Abigayl Ventner, Missy Castleberry, and more.

VISHNUFEST is programmed and produced by Gregg Bendian.

"unremitting intensity...."
(Nate Chinen, New York Times)

 

THE MUSICAL BOX:

  • DAVID MYERS - keyboards/guitar/voice
  • FRANÇOIS GAGNON - guitars
  • GREGG BENDIAN – drums/percussion
  • DENIS GAGNE – lead voice
  • SÉBASTIEN LAMOTHE – bass/guitars
  • MARK LAFLAMME - drums

A Trick of the Tail - North American Tour (2009)

Due to popular demand, more Trick of the Tail North American tour dates have been added, including two more nights at Nokia Theater in New York City.

Fri - Apr 03 - Bell Centre, Montreal Quebec (Canada)
Fri Apr 17 - Grand Theatre, Quebec City (Canada)
Sat Apr 18 - Grand Theatre, Quebec City (Canada)
Fri May 01 - Metro Centre, Halifax Nova Scotia (Canada)
Sat May 02 - Moncton Coliseum, Moncton New Brunswick (Canada)
Thu May 7 - Riviera Theater, N.Tonawanda NY (USA)
Fri May 8 - Proctors Theater, Schenectady NY (USA)
Sat May 09 - Nokia Theater in Times Square, New York (USA)
Sun May 10 - Nokia Theater in Times Square, New York (USA)
Wed May 13 - Maison de la Culture, Gatineau Quebec (Canada)
Fri May 22 - Main Theatre, Drummondville Quebec (Canada)

Band site: www.themusicalbox.net
Tickets: www.wiventertainment.de

 

COLLECTIVE LANGUAGE
Featuring Gregg Bendian, drums & Zach Brock, violin (The Mahavishnu Project) with Jon Irabagon, sax (2008 Thelonius Monk Award winner) and Peter Brendler, bass

present
A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO RASHIED ALI
Interpreting the music of "Interstellar Space" and late-period Coltrane

Sat. Sept. 5th (7pm)
Poisson Rouge
158 Bleeker St.
New York NY

 

SEQUOYA: THE TALKING LEAVES
For marimba quartet
by Gregg Bendian (1992)


World Premiere Performance by The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble
(with an introductory talk by Gregg)

Monday, April 27th (7:30pm)
Shea Performing Arts Center
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne NJ 07470
(877)978-3923

ADMISSION FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

The Musical Box: A Trick of the Tail - North American Tour (2009)

Fri Jan 2 - Keswick Theater, Glenside PA (USA)
Sat Jan 3 - Keswick Theater, Glenside PA (USA)
Sun Jan 4 - Nokia Theater in Times Square, NYC (USA)
Sat Jan 10 - Riviera Theater, N.Tonawanda NY (USA)
Sun Jan 11 - Playhouse Square, Cleveland OH (USA)
Thu Jan 15 - Vic Theater, Chicago IL (USA)
Fri Jan 16 - Vic Theater, Chicago IL (USA)
Sat Jan 17 - Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI (USA)
Fri Feb 27 - Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield CT (USA)
Sun Mar 01 - Capitol One Theater, Westbury NY (USA)

 

The Musical Box: A Trick of the Tail - European Tour (Fall 2008)

Sep 27 - Konserthus, Oslo (Norway)
Sep 28 - Cirkus, Stockholm (Sweden)
Oct 01 - CCH Saal 2, Hamburg (Germany)
Oct 02 - Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt (Germany)
Oct 03 - Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt (Germany)
Oct 04 - Liederhalle, Stuttgart (Germany)
Oct 05 - Theatre de Beaulieu, Lausanne (Switzerland)
Oct 08 - Vredenberg [Leidsche Rijn], Utrecht (Netherlands)
Oct 09 - Theater am Marientor, Duisburg (Germany)
Oct 10 - De Vereeniging, Nijmegen (Germany)
Oct 11 - Le Forum, Leige (Belgium)
Oct 12 - Cirque Royal, Bruxelles (Belgium)
Oct 14 - Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (UK)
Oct 15 - SECC, Glasgow (UK)
Oct 17 - Apollo Theatre, Manchester (UK)
Oct 18 - Guild Hall, Portsmouth (UK)
Oct 22 - Royal Centre, Nottingham (UK)
Oct 24 - Fairfield Halls, Croydon (UK)
Oct 25 - Colston Hall, Bristol (UK)
Oct 27 - Grugahalle, Essen (Germany)
Oct 29 - Spodek Hall, Katowice (Poland)
Oct 31 – Z7, Prateln (Switzerland)
Nov 01 – Z7, Prateln (Switzerland)
Nov 03 - Olympia Theatre, Paris (France)
Nov 05 - Palabam, Mantova (Italy)
Nov 07 - Allianz Teatro, Milano (Italy)
Nov 08 - Gran Teatro, Rome (Italy)
Nov 09 - Palatour, Bitritto [Bari] (Italy)

 

THE MAHAVISHNU PROJECT:
Gregg Bendian, drums
Zach Brock, violin
Jonathan Kreisberg, guitar
Neil Alexander, keyboards
Brad Jones, bass

Fri August 8, 2008 (8pm)
Trinumeral Fest
Asheville, NC

 

Gregg Bendian: Accepting award for "Best Progressive Jazz CD of 2007 - Return to the Emerald Beyond"
Plus a rare solo drum performance and Gregg inducts Yes into the PRHoF!

Sun June 29, 2008 (5pm)
Progressive Rock Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony
Kirkland Performing Arts Center
9 1/2 East Park Row
Clinton, New York 13323


The Musical Box - Spring 2008 Tour Dates (USA/Canada)
"SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND"

THE MUSICAL BOX 
 • Denis Gagne: lead voice/flute
 • Sebastien Lamothe: bass/guitars/voice
 • David Myers: keyboards/guitar/voice
 • Francois Gagnon: guitars
 • Gregg Bendian: drums/percussion/voice

SPRING 2008
May 02 - IMAC Theater, Huntington NY (USA)
May 03 - Trump Xanadu Theater, Atlantic City NJ (USA)
May 04 - Whitaker Center, Harrisburg PA (USA)
May 06 - Highline Ballroom, New York NY (USA)
May 16 - Palais Municipal, La Baie (Canada)
May 17 - Le Theatre Capitole, Quebec City (Canada)
May 18 - Le Theatre Capitole, Quebec City (Canada)
May 20 - Maison De La Culture, Gatineau (Canada)
May 30 - Bell Center, Montreal (Canada)
Jun 05 - Theatre Granada, Sherbrooke (Canada)
Jun 06 - Danforth Music Hall Theatre, Toronto (Canada)
Jun 07 - Danforth Music Hall Theatre, Toronto (Canada)

www.themusicalbox.net

 

 

THE NEW MAHAVISHNU PROJECT

JONATHAN KREISBERG guitar
NEIL ALEXANDER keyboards
ZACH BROCK violin
BRAD JONES bass
GREGG BENDIAN drums

PLAYING THE COMPLETE "BIRDS OF FIRE"!!!

FRI MARCH 28, 2008 (8-10pm)
MEXICALI BLUES
1409 Queen Anne Rd
Teaneck NJ 07666
Tel: (201) 833-0011

WED APRIL 2, 2008 (8:30 & 10:30pm)
Iridium Jazz Club
1650 Broadway (at 51st St.)
New York NY
Tel: (212) 582-2121

 

The Musical Box - Fall 2007 Tour Dates (Europe/USA)
"SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND" (unless noted)

EUROPE
Oct. 17 – Circus Krone, Munich (Germany)
Oct. 18 – Grand Casino, Geneva (Switzerland)
Oct. 19 - Konzerthalle, Saarbrucken (Germany)
Oct. 20 – RAI Theatre, Amsterdam (Netherlands) "FOXTROT"
Oct. 22 – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (UK)
Oct. 24 – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton (UK)
Oct. 25 – Fairfield Hall, Croydon (UK)
Oct. 27 – Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt (Germany)
Oct. 28 – Liederhalle, Stuttgart (Germany)
Oct. 30 – Theater Am Marientor, Duisberg (Germany)
Oct. 31 – Theater Am Marientor, Duisberg (Germany) "NURSERY CRYME"
Nov. 2 – CCH Saal 2, Hamburg (Germany)
Nov. 3 – Cirque Royal, Bruxelles (Belgium)
Nov. 5 – Teatro Della Luna, Milano (Italy) "FOXTROT"
Nov. 6 – Teatro Della Luna, Milano (Italy)
Nov. 9 – Gran Teatro, Roma (Italy) "FOXTROT"
Nov 10 – Gran Teatro, Roma (Italy)

USA
Dec. 5 – Vic Theater, Chicago IL
Dec. 6 – Vic Theater, Chicago IL
Dec. 7 – Riverside Theater, Milwaukee WI
Dec. 9 – Playhouse Square Center, Cleveland OH
Dec. 11 – Riviera Theater, Tonawanda NY
Dec. 12 – Riviera Theater, Tonawanda NY
Dec. 14 – Keswick Theater, Glenside PA
Dec. 15 – Keswick Theater, Glenside PA
Dec .16 – Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton PA
Dec. 20 - Tribeca PAC, New York NY
Dec. 21 – Tribeca PAC, New York NY
Dec. 22 – NorthFork Theater, Westbury NY

THE MUSICAL BOX:

Denis Gagne: lead voice/flute
Sebastien Lamothe: bass/guitars/voice
David Myers: keyboards/12 string guitar/voice
Francois Gagnon: guitars
Gregg Bendian: drums/percussion/voice

Tickets/audio/video/more info:
www.wiventertainment.de
www.themusicalbox.net

 

Wed. Sept 26, 2007 (8 & 10pm)
The Music of Jeff Beck
from "Blow by Blow", "Wired", "There & Back"
Iridium Jazz Club
1650 Broadway
New York NY

Sat. Sept 15, 2007 (4 - 5:30pm)
The Second Annual HomeGrownRadioNJ Winefest
FOUR SISTERS WINERY
Route 519 South
White Township, NJ (near Hope NJ)

Thu/Fri/Sat July 5, 6, and 7th
VISHNU FEST 2007
THE CUTTING ROOM
19 West 24th St
New York NY

Tue/Wed June 19 & 20, 2007 (8pm)
ALLAN HOLDSWORTH TRIO (feat. Jimmy Johnson & Chad Wackerman)
THE MAHAVISHNU PROJECT

BB King's Club
237 West 42nd St.
New York NY
(212)887-4144
• Note: Each band will play an 80-90 minute set

Mon. June 18, 2007
Jean-Luc Ponty Band/The Mahavishnu Project
Clifford Brown Jazz Festival (Main Stage)
Wilmington DE

Thu June 14, 2007 (7pm) [NOTE THE NEW DATE]
SPECIAL CLINIC: "THE RHYTHMS OF MAHAVISHNU"
feat. Gregg Bendian, Glenn Alexander & Dave Johnsen
The Collective (formerly Drummer's Collective)
541 Avenue of The Americas
New York NY
(212)741-0091

Fri. June 8, 2007 (7pm)
Milford Music Festival
Anne Street Park
Milford PA

Thu. May 31, 2007 (7:30) [18+ to enter]
Regatta Bar
The Charles Hotel
One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-5081

Sat. April 28, 2007 (7:30pm)
"RETURN TO THE EMERALD BEYOND"
NEW JERSEY RECORD RELEASE EVENT!!!

The 11-piece band performs the complete "Visions of the Emerald Beyond" and more!
Presented by NJ Proghouse

• With special guests, Mirthrandir

The Forum Theatre
314 Main St.
Metuchen NJ
(732 )548-0582

Sat. April 21, 2007 (9pm)
RECORD RELEASE EVENT FOR "RETURN TO THE EMERALD BEYOND"
FULL 11-PIECE BAND PLAYING COMPLETE "VISIONS OF THE EMERALD BEYOND"

Green Apple Music Festival at Makor
35 West 67th Street
New York NY
(212) 601-1000

Featuring:

  • Gregg Bendian - drums
  • Glenn Alexander - guitars
  • Rob Thomas - violins
  • Adam Holzman - keyboards
  • David Johnsen - bass
  • Premik Russel Tubbs - saxes & flute
  • Cornelius Dufallo - 1st violin
  • Zach Brock - 2nd violin
  • Lev Zhurbin - viola
  • Leigh Stuart - cello
  • Maria Neckam - voice

Fri. April 20, 2007 (9pm)
"RETURN TO THE EMERALD BEYOND"
IMAC Theatre
370 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 549-9666

Sat. March 24, 2007 (8pm)
Hi-Fidelity (formerly Milestones)
170 East Avenue
Rochester NY 14604
(585) 325-6490

Fri March 23 (7pm doors/sets @ 8 and 9:30pm)
The Tralf
622 Main St.
Bufallo NY
(716)852-2860
18+ (unless accompanied by parent)

Thur March 22, 2007 (8pm)
Mexicali Blues
1409 Queen Anne Rd
Teaneck NJ 07666
(201) 833-0011

Sat. March 10, 2007 (9pm)
Toad's Place
300 York St.
New Haven CT
(203)624-TOAD
toadsplace@aol.com

Fri. March 9 (9pm)
The Khyber
56 South Second Street
Philadelphia PA
(215)238-5888

Sat. March 3, 2007 (9pm)
River Street Jazz Cafe
The Cross Valley Center
665 North River St
Plains PA
(570) 822-2992

Sunday February 4, 2007 (3pm)
GREGG BENDIAN & PAUL SMOKER: Duets for Percussion & Trumpet
Nazareth College
4245 East Ave
Rochester NY 14618
(585) 389-2939

The Mahavishnu Project
Tue. November 7th (1:30pm)
Complete "Visions of the Emerald Beyond "
Sarah Lawrence College
Reisinger Concert Hall
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, New York 10708
(914)337-0700
• Concert is free and open to the public!
• Pre-concert lecture, "Revisiting The Emerald Beyond" by Gregg Bendian at 1:00pm

Sat. October 28, 2006 (8pm)
Complete "Inner Mounting Flame" and more!
Colonial Theatre
227 Bridge St.
Phoenixville PA
(610)917-1228

Mon. September 11, 2006 (8pm)
"The Complete VISIONS OF THE EMERALD BEYOND"
The entire album - start to finish - with string quartet, horns & voice, plus "Smile of the Beyond" from "Apocalypse" and more! With:

• Maria Neckam - Voice
• Premik Russell Tubbs - Saxes & Flute
• Cornelius Dufallo - Violin
• Katherine Fong - Violin
• Dov Scheindlin - Viola
• Leigh Stuart - Cello

BB KING'S
237 West 42nd St.
New York NY 10036
(212 )997-4144

Wed. August 16, 2006 (8:30 & 10:30pm)
"MPB3: THE MAHAVISHNU ORGAN TRIO PROJECT"

• Gregg Bendian drums
• Adam Holzman organ
• Glenn Alexander guitar

A stunning new look at the music of Mahavishnu, Lifetime and Jan Hammer - through the lens of the classic organ trio setting!

Iridium Jazz Club
1650 Broadway (at 51st St)
New York NY
(212) 582-2121

Sat. May 27th (7pm, two sets)
The Mahavishnu Project plays the music of Jan Hammer (and Mahavishnu, too!)
NJ Proghouse
Metuchen NJ

Thu June 1st (9pm)
Mexicali Blues
1409 Queen Anne Rd
Teaneck NJ 07666
(201)833-0011

Thu June 8
River Street Jazz Cafe
Cross Valley Center
665 North River Street
Plains, PA (Wilkes-Barre)
(570)822-2992

Fri. June 9 (6:30pm, two sets)

Rochester International Jazz Festival
Milestones Music Hall
Rochester NY

Sat. June 10 (9pm, two sets)

Rongovian Embassy
1 W. Main St.
Trumansburg NY (near Ithaca)
Tel: (607)387-3334

Thu June 15
Zebulon Cafe
258 Wythe ave
Brooklyn NY 11211
(718) 218 6934
• 9pm Film: "Mahavishnu Orchestra Live, Syracuse (1972)"
• 10pm: Mahavishnu Project

Fri June 16 (9:00pm)
The Goat Cafe
21 S. Orange Avenue (at Vose Ave)
South Orange NJ 07079
(973)275 9000

Thu. June 22nd (7:30pm - One Show Only!)
SPECIAL EVENT: MOOGFEST 2006
Jan Hammer & The Mahavishnu Project
Keith Emerson Band

BB King's Club
237 W. 42nd St
New York NY
(212)997-4144

Wed. June 28th (8:30pm, two sets)
Johnny D's
17 Holland St
David Square
Somerville MA 02144
(617)776-2004

Thu April 13th (7:30pm)
The Mahavishnu Project / Project Object: Music of Zappa
Starland Ballroom
570 Jernee Mill Road
Sayreville NJ 08872
(732) 238-5500

Sat. March 4, 2006 (7:30pm - two sets)
NJ Proghouse - Sold Out!
Old Franklin Schoolhouse
491 Middlesex Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840

Admission: $25

Sat. March 11, 2006 (8pm - two sets)
Orion Sound Studios
2903 Whittington Ave
Baltimore MD 21230
Email: info@orionsound.com
Phone: (410) 646-7334
Admission: $15

"THE COMPLETE MASTERWORKS"
Three very special nights at New York's
Iridium Jazz Club
1650 Broadway
New York NY
(212)582-2121

Each evening will focus on selections from one the seminal first three Mahavishnu Orchestra albums:

  • February 8, 2006 (8 & 10pm)
    "The Inner Mounting Flame"
  • February 15, 2006 (8 & 10pm)
    'Birds Of Fire"
  • February 22, 2006 (8 & 10pm)
    "The Lost Trident Sessions"

PROJECT OBJECT: THE MUSIC OF FRANK ZAPPA
Featuring Ike Willis & Napoleon Murphy Brock
With Special Guest, Gregg Bendian


Saturday Nov 12th, 2005
Coda
34 East 34th Street, NYC
Info: (212) 685-3434

Thursday Nov 17, 2005 (9pm)
Mexicali Blues
1409 Queen Ann Rd.
Teaneck NJ 07666
(201)833-0011

MAHAVISHNU PROJECT EUROPEAN TOUR:

June 26, 2005
Freakfest
Wurzburg, GERMANY

June 28, 2005
Brianza Open Jazz Festival
Brugherio, ITALY

June 29, 2005
Metronome Festival
Umbria ITALY

June 30, 2005
ITALY

July 2, 2005

Open Air Concert
Piazza A.Morro
Casamassima (Bari)
ITALY

July 3, 2005

Bourbon Street Club
Via V. Bellini 52/53
Piazza Dante
Naples
ITALY
Tel: 39 347 0512211
Email:drjazz@bourbonstreetclub.it


July 4, 2005

ITALY

July 5, 2005
ITALY

July 7, 2005
Warsaw Summer Jazz Days 2005
Warsaw, POLAND

July 8, 2005
Rome ITALY
 
PLEASE KEEP CHECKING THE SITE, AS THE TOUR IS BEING UPDATED REGULARLY.


‘VISHNU-FEST 2005
THREE VERY SPECIAL NIGHTS CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF
JOHN MC LAUGHLIN & THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA


THE CUTTING ROOM
19 W. 24th Street
New York NY 10010
(212)691-1900
Admission: $20
[Advance tickets strongly recommended]

Wednesday July 13th (9:30pm)
"The Essential Mahavishnu"

The Mahavishnu Project plays the tunes you voted for. Special guests
Premik Russell Tubbs (saxophonist from "Emerald Beyond"),
keyboardist Chris Clark and more TBA!)
Send in your votes to: info@mahavishnuproject.com

Thursday July 14th (7:30pm)
"Maha-Unplugged"

An evening of acoustic interpretations of Mahavishnu classics by the
members of the Mahavishnu Project, plus special Middle Eastern
interpretations featuring oud, kanoon, clarinet and dumbeg, by
Ara Dinkjian of Night Ark, and friends.

Friday July 15th (7:30pm)
"The Complete Inner Mounting Flame"

The Mahavishnu Project performs the entire first Mahavishnu Orchestra
disc -the one that started it all!


Fri. March 25, 2005 (4:30 - 6pm)
GREGG BENDIAN: WORKSHOP ON IMPROVISATION & COMPOSITION
The Longy School
One Follen St.
Cambridge MA 02138
(617)876-0956

 Fri. March 25, 2005 (9:30pm)
GREGG BENDIAN/DAVE BRYANT GROUP
• Gregg Bendian, drums/percussion
• Dave Bryant, keyboards
• James Merenda, alto sax
• John Turner, bass 
ZEITGEIST GALLERY
1353 Cambridge Street 
Inman Square
Cambridge MA 
617-876-6060