Eli Bennett to Tour U.S. & Canada this Summer with Five Alarm Funk

May 20, 2017 (Vancouver, BC) – Eli Bennett will be touring the U.S. & Canada this summer with Canada’s ‘party funk champions’ – Juno-Award nominated “Five Alarm Funk”.  The tour kicks off May 27th at The Commodore in Vancouver (Presented by Live Nation) and includes the following stops:

June 9: Chattanooga, TN – Riverbend Festival)
June 11: Latonville, CA – Enchanted Forest)
June 15: San Francisco, CA – Boom Boom Room)
June 16: Chico, CA – Lost on Main
June 17: Boise, ID – Reef
June 23: Gagetown, NB – Folly Fest
June 29: Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
June 30: Spokane, WA – Red Room Lounge
July 2: Whitefish, MT – Caseys
July 5: Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
July 6: Rochester, NY – Three Heads Brewing
July 8-9: London, ON – TD Sunfest Canada
July 10: Lombard, IL – Brauerhouse
July 16: Banff, AB – Wild Bill’s
July 21: Squamish, BC – Arc’teryx Climbing Academy
July 22: Crawford Bay, BC – Starbelly Jam
July 30: Agassiz, BC – Electric Love Festival
August 5: Princeton, BC – Element Festival
August 12: Fernie, BC – Wapiti Festival
August 18: Antelope, OR – Oregon Eclipse
August 19: Rock Creek, BC – Ponderosa Festival
August 20: Salmon Arm, BC – Roots and Blues Festival

Additional shows to be added shortly!

For full tour details click HERE

Eli Bennett Named Music Director for BC’s Film Awards ‘The 2017 Leo Awards’!

May 8, 2017 (Vancouver, BC) – Eli Bennett has been named the Music Director for The 2017 Leo Awards.  The Leo Awards celebrate the Best of BC Film and Television and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on June 3 & 4, 2017.

For more information, visit: http://www.leoawards.com/2017/music/

Musical Director – Eli Bennett

Eli Bennett & EB Funk 

Celebration Awards Ceremony, Saturday June 3
Gala Awards Ceremony, Sunday June 4

Leo Award nominated film composer and award-winning jazz saxophonist Eli Bennett is quickly emerging as a top new talent. As the composer of over thirty film productions including feature and short films, documentaries and web series, he was recently awarded two SOCAN Foundation Awards.

Eli has performed twice at the GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles and has shared the stage with the likes of Oscar Peterson, the Neville Brothers and currently tours internationally with the Juno nominated, Vancouver based party-funk band, Five Alarm Funk. His debut album Breakthrough was nominated for Jazz Album of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards.

Joining Eli Bennett & EB Funk is Scott Verbeek (guitars), Jay Esplana (keys), Jay Smith (bass) and Tayo Branston (drums), and special guests Juno nominated vocalist Warren Dean Flandez, international violin sensation Rosemary Siemens, Pacific Academy Dancers, back-up vocalists Katherine Flandez and Karolyn Volbek and Leo award-winning composer and vocalist Red Heartbreaker.