was born in Long Island, New York, and started playing the
drums at age seven. His unique style of drumming granted him
the opportunity to open for Smokey Robinson, the Four Tops,
Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, Travares, Brass Construction,
and Millie Jackson. In search of new horizons, Bennie relocated
to Southern California and worked on recordings with Yasmin
Peoples, Buddy Miles, Calvin Brown, and Donnie Sterling.