Rex Benincasa

Percussion

Rex Benincasa has been a freelancing drummer and world music percussionist in New York since 1978. Along with hundreds of television/radio soundtracks and commercial recordings, he has performed with the New Music Consort, Apollo’s Fire, Ensemble Caprice, Alba Consort, Flamenco Latino, Carlota Santana Spanish Dance, Andrea Delconte Danza Espana, Zorongo Flamenco Dance, Pilar Rioja, the Grammy Orchestra, Amanecer Flamenco Progressivo, the Sacramento Ballet, Ballet Austin, the Washington Ballet and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. He has recorded CDs and/or movie soundtracks for Marty Balin, Karen Mason, Andrea Marcovicci, Craig Rubano, Jamie deRoy, Stephanie Pope, Foday Musa Suso, Douglas Cuomo, Philip Glass, Sesame Street, NFL Films, the Sons of Sepharad, the Ivory Consort and the Gerard Edery Ensemble, to name but a few. Benincasa has played many show scores for all kinds of productions. A partial list of Broadway and special show appearances include Fosse, Elaine Stritch, The Full Monty, Flower Drum Song, Man Of LaMancha, Never Gonna Dance, Little Shop of Horrors, The Frogs, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, All Shook Up, Hairspray, The Drowsy Chaperone, Curtains, The Color Purple, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Shrek, In The Heights, Billy Elliot, Peter And The Starcatcher, Motown, and The Play Of Daniel. Rex likes all kinds of music.

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