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Reggie Bennett holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from The Boston Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music Education from New York University. Bennett cites influences ranging from rap, jazz, soul, and classical music. He recalls some of his earliest memories listening to soul musicians Al Jarreau, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, and Luther Vandross on the family record player and notes Quincy Jones' "The Dude" album cover as a particular influence.

Growing up in Beacon, New York, Bennett sang in the choir at his grandmother’s church. Singing became the focal point of Bennett’s life in high school, when he began taking private voice lessons with a member of the voice faculty at The Boston Conservatory, who introduced him to opera. Enrolling in conservatory after high school, Bennett immersed himself in the Boston music scene, jamming with friends at Berklee School of Music, recording rap records, studying philosophy, and singing compositions by Brahms, Schubert, Howard Swanson, Tosti, and many others.

Bennett collaborated with friends, producing innovative sounds that combined beats and instruments with classical singing. It was during this time that Bennett developed his vision for fusing rap and classical music. Joining forces with Producer Steve Weisberg and Composer James Lindsay, Bennett has realized his vision for this unique sound. With his music, Bennett seeks to engage new audiences and bring classical music to youth. He is a passionate advocate for arts education and cultural exchange through the arts and community outreach.