Benny Rietveld

Inspired by Chris Squire and Sir Paul - among others - Santana musical director Benny Rietveld has been the longest tenured bassist in Carlos’ numerous collectives commencing with Spirits Dancing in the Flesh in 1990. A composer, recording artist, film director, and producer, Rietveld’s remarkable career spans Miles Davis, Zucchero, John Lee Hooker, and Sheila E., to cite a very select few. A virtuoso pocket player, soloist, and spirited performer, Benny plies his craft with a wide array of tones, textures, and electrifying rhythmic variations.