The Rhonda Benin Trio brings the best of jazz, blues and soul to The Amie Wine Bar.
Benin’s got a coolly hip vocal, with a bit of hush and sugar and an undercurrent of big booming power. She can bend notes with a bass, talk serenade with a piano and steam the kettle from the drums”. - Ran Pacifica Tribune
San Francisco Bay Area vocalist, Rhonda Benin has earned a reputation for not just a good voice but showmanship, magnetic stage personality, humor, and of course her great dancing. Rhonda’s impressive resume includes performances at SF Jazz Festival, Yoshi’s The Healdsburg Jazz Festival, The Calistoga Jazz Festival. The summer of 2012 she was featured vocalist at the prestigious JZ Club in Hangzhou, China, spending 3 months performing before SRO crowds.
Benin is also a member of The GRAMMY nominated Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage. She appears on the CHC’s 7 Cd’s and has toured 27 countries performing and recording with legendary artists Taj Mahal, Wilson Pickett, Richie Havens, Odetta. Al Green, Keb Mo, Santana, Patti Austin, Janis Ian, Jackson Brown, Hugh Masekela & Sweet Honey In The Rock.
In 2006 Rhonda produced her first solo CD, A Matter of the Heart a classic mix of jazz, blues, and soul.