A Father and His Two Daughters Share a Love for Music

| May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Family harmonies and creative arrangements are the hallmarks of the Benedetti Trio. Fred Benedetti, whose guitar playing has taken him to international venues with the likes of Dave Brubeck and Luciano Pavarotti, joins his two vocalist daughters Regina and Julia. Together, the Benedetti’s cover a wide variety of musical genres from the relaxing sounds of Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz, to the soulful spirit of Otis Redding and contemporary musical icons Alicia Keys and Adele.

Knowing that Fred Benedetti is a very accomplished guitarist, I asked when he and his daughters became a trio. He shared with me that while he was performing at the Four Seasons/Aviara Resort in Carlsbad that the opportunity to perform together became reality. He was asked if he knew of any vocalists. He said he had two daughters who performed with him. However, they were under 18 years of age and would that be an issue. He was told it wasn’t a concern. That’s when the trio began to develop their music repertoire. Today, his daughters, Regina who is 24, and Julia who is 22, have regular musical engagements.

What I also learned is that Fred began playing the guitar at age 9. It was at that time that he started to perform Beatles’ music with a folk rock sound. Around 15 years of age he took a serious interest in classical music and then dedicated himself to becoming one of the most notable guitarists in the world.

Equally at home playing classical music or contemporary music, he records on the SBE label and DOMO records with four noted ensembles: Keltik Kharma (a celtic band), The Odeum Guitar Duo, Peter and Tripp Sprague, and the Benedetti/Svoboda Guitar Duo.

As a BMI affiliated composer, Fred has written numerous contemporary pieces for the international CD library company Network Productions and as a studio musician for 20 years his playing is featured on over 60 CD’s, numerous movie soundtracks, and TV commercials.

He has shared the stage with Art Garfunkel, Basia, Michael Franks, Mark O’Connor, Michael Hedges, and Ottmar Liebert, and has recorded with Willie Nelson, Juice Newton, Paul Overstreet, Patty Loveless, Tom Barabas, Big Mountain, Matthew Lien, Ronny Robbins and William Lee Golden. He has performed for dignitaries such as the King & Queen of Malaysia, Mikhail Gorbachev and President Jimmy Carter.

Fred is proud to state that the music industry was the right career choice for him, and he is honored to be sharing the stage with his two talented daughters. They will perform at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 15 in the showroom of San Diego Jet Ski Rentals, located at 4275 Mission Bay Drive at Rosewood Street in Pacific Beach. I am looking forward to their performance.

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