Recording and Touring Artist
Michel Plays: B-3 and Xk-5
Michel Bénébig was born in New Calédonia -Nouméa-City on June 27/ 1964. He started playing électric-bass, accordéon and électronic-Organ ( Farfisa ) at 11 in dancing-bands, from 1990 to 1992, Michel studied classical music in France ( Piano and writing music ), in 1993 Michel switched from Classical Piano to Jazz-Organ ( B3 Hammond Organ ), and taught himself the Blues & Jazz organ technics, spending hours of practicing. Michel had a grade-level teaching and performing exam in 2003, and obtained the “ D.E “ ( Diplome d’Etat / State Diploma ) on ‘B3 Hammond Organ’. Michel create a new association called ‘AMJ-BECA’ ( Association des Musiciens de Jazz & Blues pour les Echanges et la Création Artistique ), producing concerts, tours, ‘master-class’ etc… all around New Caledonia and overseas ….Michel international tours include countries like Australia & Tasmania, New-Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, USA, Ile de la Réunion ( Indian Océan ), France etc… Michel was elected the “Organist of the Month” on may 2006 by “The International Archives for the Jazz-Organ” ( http://www.iajo.org ) in Europe ( Germany ), and received a certificat – diploma.