Benedikt has been active as a bandleader for over 10 years. With "Benedikt Hesse CubaNola" he lets Cuban Jazz bang on New Orleans Funk and features a star cast with special guest Roland Peil, as well as Volker Deglmann, Norman Peplow and Juan Camilo Villa.
Hesse Koerner Petrov is his latest formation with which he recorded his debut album in New Orleans in 2019. Drum legend Johnny Vidacovich was the producer and special guest.
He presented his solo programme for the first time in 2017 in the Cologne Loft. A melange of all his influences.