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You can check out some more sounds on my SoundCloud page.


Story Time

I write a lot of music. Even when I'm passing through a place, I like to take down my ideas and use them later. I wrote this song when I was visiting Boston in December of 2013, but I didn't think my playing the melody would suffice to complete the song. I sent the song to Raquel Rivera the following April and when I moved back to Boston for the summer, we arranged this recording of it. I remember coming back to my apartment one afternoon and being floored listening to the lyrics she came up with. With time, we should have some more music to present to y'all. Recorded at the Berklee College of Music, June 2014. Shout out to Ryan Easter who played earlier in that set.

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Upcoming Performances.

07.11.15 | Syl DuBenion Quartet | Whynot Jazz Room

My first time performing with my group in NYC! With Takahiro Izumikawa (piano), Zwelakhe-Duma (double bass) and Charles Burchell (drum set). I’m really looking forward to sharing my music with y’all.
14 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014
$12 cover, one drink minimum. 9PM

07.13.15 | DancingScarecrowSages | ShapeShifter Lab

Official website | Our first gig!
18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215
$8 cover. 7PM

07.19.15 | DancingScarecrowSages | Whynot Jazz Room

Official website
14 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014
$5 cover. 10PM

07.20.15 | SA | Rockwood Music Hall

Official website | We’re playing Stage 1 with Shilpa Ananth’s worldly group, ‘SA.’
196 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
FREE, 21+, one drink minimum. 6PM

07.22.15 | DancingScarcrowSages | Otto’s Shrunken Head

Official website |
538 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10009
FREE, 21+. 9PM

07.28.15 | DancingScarecrowSages | Rockwood Music Hall

Official website | Stage 1
196 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
FREE, 21+, one drink minimum. 12AM

07.29.15 | SA | Beat Brasserie

Official website | Beat Brasserie is beginning a series of Indian-themed nights in an attempt to better cater to the present Indian population of Harvard Square.
13 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
FREE, 21+. 9PM

08.03.15 | DancingScarecrowSages | Pianos

Official website | Upstairs
158 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002
FREE, 21+. 7PM - 9PM

08.11.15 | Syl DuBenion Quintet | Silvana

Two sets; we’ll be doing a live recording of these performances. With Takahiro Izumikawa (piano), Zwelakhe-Duma (double bass) and Charles Burchell (drum set).
300 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026

Get in contact with me.


In most cases, my email address will suffice for any inquiries (booking, media, general questions, etc.). As long as you're not asking me for money (or especially if you want to give me money), feel free to use the info to the right to catch my attention. Thanks.


  1. +1.716.544.9899
  2. syl [DOT] dubenion [AT] gmail [DOT] com
  3. http://twitter.com/syldubenion

One last thing.

Thank you!

You didn't have to visit my website. You definitely didn't have to scroll all the way down to this stuff. Thank you so much for your time. Time is something we all spend and can't buy back, and I really appreciate that you would use yours to invest in me even if it's just momentary. If you don't mind indulging me a bit more, I'm going to just share some more info about me. More of this kind of stuff is shared on my blog.

© 2012 Anthe by Alaja.
Edited by Syl DuBenion.

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