Mangione and Benton perform instrumental jazz in the Leesburg, VA area, sometimes adding additional instrumentalists and a singer. They focus on great jazz standards in the American songbook but also love to play jazzy renditions of pop and r&b tunes.
Mangione and Benton formed in 2017 to play as a guitar and piano/guitar duo featuring instrumental jazz standards from the great American songbook in the style of such jazz greats as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Wynton Kelly, Herbie Hancock and others. Chris and Ryan love playing for audiences at all occasions providing entertainment at acoustic levels meant to inspire joy and relaxation, and are especially well received by dinner audiences, wineries and at special events. Mangione and Benton Jazz are also lucky to know a wide array of talented fellow musicians to sit in with the group or form, whenever necessary, a combo including horns, vocals, bass and drums by request.