Living in New York Benno Marmur has been able to study with some of the best jazz guitarists out there: Peter Bernstein, Jack Wilkins, Chris Bergson, Peter Mazza, Paul Bollenback, Rotem Sivan, and Dave Stryker among many others. He is currently a jazz studies major at SUNY Purchase College studying privately with John Abercrombie and taking courses taught by Pete Malinverni, Ralph Lalama, and Todd Coolman. He has performed at the 92Y, The Falcon, Bar Next Door and has sat in at the 10/18 Bistro with John Stowell and Smoke Jazz Club with Jim Snidero. Benno is now part of the Emerging Artist Series at Bar Next Door. His main influences on the guitar are Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Pat Martino, Bobby Broom, Dave Stryker, Peter Bernstein, Kurt Rosenwinkel and George Benson but is also heavily influenced by horn players such as John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Dorham, Joe Henderson, Charlie Parker and Hank Mobley and piano players such as Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, and Sonny Clark.
"Benno Marmur is an emerging player to watch. He has a warm sound, and he swings and plays melodically and from the heart. He listens and responds well in the moment and is very conversational in his approach to soloing and comping. I enjoy playing with Benno and look forward to following his progress and career."
One of the notable young, up-and-coming, forward-thinking jazz guitarists who is also becoming well versed in swinging and poetic bop phrasing.
"Benno is a brilliant guitar player that without any doubts will leave his mark on the New York jazz scene" "
"Possessing an entrancing, warm, round tone, a deep sense of swing and a strong, earthy blues sensibility, Benno Marmur is an adventurous, forward-thinking player with an incredible melodic sense. Burning with quiet intensity, Benno Marmur is a name to keep an eye on in the world of modern jazz guitarists.
"Benno Marmur is a young guitarist who already has a nice sound and ideas to match. I look forward to hearing him in the future."