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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.

Visit my YouTube channel for more videos.


Upcoming Performances.

02.09.15 | Swiss Chriss | Blue Note NYC

Swiss Chriss is leading a supergroup of talented musicians, poets, dancers and thinkers on this very special night. Come with an open mind and love.
131 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012
[Show starts at 10:30PM February 9th, see website for prices]

02.10.15 | Swiss Chriss | Meridian 23

Swiss Chriss is back at it for another night; just a different venue! Plus this is a jam session for everyone to join in, musically or otherwise.
161 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011
[Show starts at 10:00PM February 10th]

02.12.15 | NYU | NYU Law

NYU Law is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by honoring those that have paved the way towards its conception and those who are keeping in the tradition of protecting the civil liberties of the oppressed.
Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavillion
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10010
[Private Event, sponsored by New York University]

02.13.15 | SA EP Release Show | Blue Note NYC

Shilpa Ananth will be making another splash at the Blue Note for her EP release, "Indian Soul," as a part of their late night series.
131 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012
[Show starts February 13th Midnight (technically February 14th)]

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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