At the age of 10, Chicago native Alvino Bennett began playing drums with the William Penn Elementary School drum and bugle corps. Shortly after, he was keeping rhythm for various local bands, and by the age of 14 Bennett began traveling the country, working in the clubs. At 17, he was asked to play with blues queen KoKo Taylor. Soon after, Bennett had opportunities to play with many other blues greats including Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Cash McCall, and Mighty Joe Young, among many others.
In 1974, Bennett was asked to tour with the late great songstress, Minnie Riperton, which opened the doors for many other projects. In addition, Alvino recorded with many leading Motown artists.
In 1978, Bennett joined the million-unit selling R&B band, “L.T.D.”, which was one of the biggest projects of his career. His amazing reputation spread and he became a highly sought after drummer. Alvino has played with numerous music legends including Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Loggins, Robin Trower, Sheena Easton, Slash's Blues Ball, Patrice Rushen, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Dave Mason... and many more.
Joining Alex Dixon on his newest project "Vintage Dixon", you'll get a feel of Alvino's blues background, combined with the various genres that he's played throughout the years.