About Benny Koonyevsky

A native of Haifa, Israel, Benny Koonyevsky has made his Home in New York City since 1986. In that time, he has had the opportunity to play with such musicians as diverse as Turkish artist Omar Faruk Tekbilek, jazz artist and 2009 Grammy Nominee Kate McGarry, American folk-singing trio Peter, Paul and Mary and one of the world’s reigning Prima ballerinas, Diana Vishneva, Ishtar the voice of Alabina (Spain/France), Iranian legend Vigen, jazz piano prodigy Sergio Salvatore, the Cuban band Son De Madre, the African band Afroblue, Oliver Lake founder of the world Saxophone Quartet, 2008 Radio City Arena, Keyboardist Bob Mayo from the Rock band “Foreigner”, Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi, The Broadway Dolls 2012 China Tour and more.

Benny Koonyevsky


Bronxville, New York, United States
Grant Recipient