Tom Benko

Session Drummer&Percussionist

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Playing and teaching in Chicago for the past 10 years - Blue Man Group, Chicago Bulls, Minor Characters. I can give you the drum sounds you are looking for and any additional percussion sounds - specializing in Hammered Dulcimer, Array Mbira and Marimba.

Chicago based artist, Tom Benko is a teacher and performer exploring electro-acoustic percussion, ambience and curated peculiarity. He has worked with Blue Man Group, Chicago Bears Drumline, Chicago Bulls Percusion Ensemble, Minor Characters, Kevin Presbrey, Greg Hyde and Sam Rae and has released multiple albums including his latest album, 'Rodina' in 2019. He hosts an ongoing bi-monthly music series called Emanation at the Deagan Music Building. Tom is known in the Chicago music community as an innovative educational percussion artist.

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