Two time GRAMMY® award-winning Casey Benjamin is the first original member of
the Robert Glasper Experiment. Through his melodic ingenuity on the vocoder, textual mastery
on the keytar and spiky virtuosity on the alto, soprano and tenor saxophone, Benjamin gives the
Experiment its most defining sound that has enabled it to gain international acclaim in the jazz,
R&B and hip-hop scenes on such trailblazing albums as Black Radio (Blue Note Records, 2012),
Black Radio 2 (Blue Note Records, 2013) and ArtScience (Blue Note Records, 2016).
In addition to the Experiment, Benjamin toured with singer Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy)
and has performed/toured/recorded with a string of other stellar musicians from jazz to hip hop to
pop including singer Betty Carter, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, trumpeter Roy Hargrove, drummer
Terri Lyne Carrington, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Mos Def, Q-Tip, A Tribe Called Quest, Kanye West,
Diddy, Wyclef Jean, Anderson Paak, Pusha T, Common, Maxwell, Solange, Mary J. Blige, John
Legend, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. With singer and songwriter Nicky Guiland, Benjamin co-leads the
funk-forward combo, HEAVY, which has released three discs –HEAVY (Kindred Spirits, 2000),
Jazz Money$$ (BBE, 2007) and First Sessions (Kindred Spirits, 2008).
Although Benjamin remains a central member of the Robert Glasper Experiment and
continues to collaborate with various artists, he’s working on his forthcoming solo project coming