Eli Bennett Nominated for 2018 Juno Award with Five Alarm Funk!

February 6, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced the Nominees for the 2018 Juno Awards this morning and Eli Bennett has been nominated with Five Alarm Funk for “Instrumental Album of the Year”, for their album “Sweat”. The Juno Awards will take place in Vancouver on March 24/25, 2018.

Eli Bennett to Tour U.S. West Coast in 7-show tour with BaZOOka Picnic!

April 18, 2017 (Vancouver, BC) – Eli Bennett will be featured with Vancouver jazz-funk group “BaZOOka Picnic” on a 7-show U.S. West Coast tour from April 27-May 5th!  BaZOOka Picnic will be performing at the following venues:

April 27 – CONWAY, WA – Conway Muse
April 28 – PORT ANGELES, WA – Metta Room
April 29 – OLYMPIA, WA – Rhythm & Rye
May 2 – SEATTLE, WA – Nectar Lounge
May 3 – BEND, OR – Volcanic Theatre
May 4 – EUGENE, OR – The Jazz Station
May 5 – COTTAGE GROVE, OR – Axe & Fiddle

Click the venue names above or <a href=”“>Here</a> for show information.

This tour has been made possible with the assistance of the BC Arts Council and the Province of British Columbia.



Eli Bennett Wins JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR at the 2016 Fraser Valley Music Awards!

July 16, 2016 (Abbotsford, BC) – The winners for the first ever Fraser Valley Music Awards were announced this evening at the Abbotsford Arts Centre presented by CIVL-FM Radio. Among the 12 categories and 57 nominees, Eli Bennett was awarded “Jazz Artist of the Year”!

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Eli Bennett Nominated for JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR at the Fraser Valley Music Awards!

April 30, 2016 (Abbotsford, BC) – The nominees for the Fraser Valley Music Awards were announced today at CIVL-FM Radio in Abbotsford and Eli Bennett is nominated for “Jazz Artist of the Year”!  The awards, being held for the first time, are hosted by CIVL-FM radio, and the winners will be named July 16 at the Abbotsford Arts Centre.


Eli Bennett

Kat and Tony

Dalannah and Owen

Brooklyn Potter

For  a full list of nominees, please see the below links:

Eli Bennett to Join Five Alarm Funk for Canadian Tour!

April 26, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) – It was announced today via Five Alarm Funk’s Facebook page, that saxophonist Eli Bennett will be joining the iconic Canadian band for their Canadian national tour this summer 2016. The tour will feature 28 shows in 38 days between Vancouver & New Brunswick.  For a full tour listing, stay tuned to

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Eli Bennett Wins Two SOCAN Awards for Best Film Score

August 10, 2015 (Toronto, Ontario) – The SOCAN Foundation today announced eight recipients of the fifth annual SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Audio-visual Composers.

This year’s competition attracted 46 entries, awarding $21,000 to eight prizewinners. “This is a unique competition, the only one of its kind in Canada,” says Rick MacMillan, Manager, SOCAN Foundation. “It offers us an excellent opportunity to spotlight the many talented composers working in Canada’s vibrant film and television industries.

Eli Bennett was awarded the following SOCAN Awards:

– Second prize in the Non-fiction category for “Believe: The True Story of Real Bearded Santas”

– Shared second prize in the Fiction category for “Jobless”

For the official press release, please visit the SOCAN Foundation website: HERE


Breakthrough Tour 2015 Continues with Two Remaining Shows at TD Sunfest!

July 3, 2015 (Vancouver, BC) – After a successful week of concerts as part of Eli Bennett’s 2015 cross-canada Breakthrough Tour 2015 that saw sold-out shows at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Jazz YYC (Calgary Jazz Festival), Medicine Hat Jazz Festival, Toronto International Jazz Festival, Ottawa International Jazz Festival, and Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, two shows remain before the tour comes to a close.  Catch Eli Bennett at TD Sunfest in London, Ontario July 11 @ Victoria Park OLG Jazz Stage 2:30pm & July 11 @ Victoria Park OLG Jazz Stage 3:45pm for two FREE shows!!


Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts for their support of Breakthrough Tour 2015.

Additional thanks to D’Addario Canada, D’Addario Woodwinds, Selmer Paris, AMT Microphones and & Jeff Turner Entertainment for their support of this tour.

‘Breakthrough’ Nominated for Western Canadian Music Award!

May 5, 2015 (CANADA) – Eli Bennett’s debut album “BREAKTHROUGH” has been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for ‘Jazz Recording of the Year’!


The 2015 WCMA Nominees for ‘Jazz Recording of the Year‘ Are:

A/B Trio – Out West (AB)
Eli Bennett – Breakthrough (BC)
Jill Barber – Fool’s Gold (BC)
Paul Keeling  – Ancient Lights (BC)
The Writers’ Guild – Based on a True Story (AB)
Tyler Hornby – Launch (AB)

For a complete list of WCMA 2015 Nominees, please visit:

‘Breakthrough’ Receives 4-Star Review from All About Jazz!

The world’s largest online jazz magazine, All About Jazz, has reviewed Eli Bennett’s debut album Breakthrough and has rated it 4/5-stars!  To read the review visit the link below: