Benny Rietveld

Santana bassist on the band’s Vegas residency, pit orchestra work, and how to be a healthy bass player!

Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
June 20, 2022

Benny Rietveld’s jaw-dropping career includes stints working with artists like Huey Lewis, Carlos Santana, and the great Miles Davis. A native of the Netherlands, Benny got his professional start playing the Hawaiian music circuit while attending the University of Hawaii. He later relocated to the United States, where he found work with Sheila E. and later toured and recorded with Davis. Rietveld, who’s been with Santana since 1990, also plays in the jazz fusion ensemble TOPAZ, and has released his own solo music. 


Watch our interview with Benny!

See Jon’s blog, with key takeaways from this interview here!

Comments on Benny Rietveld

  1. Calvin Johnson says:

    Hey there Jon…great interview with Benny. He has definitely been a great influence to me and my playing. I was there at Namm,in Nashville, when you interviewed my pal Anthony Joyner (R.I.P.) I would’ve love to hear Benny mention his stint with Miles Davis. Brutha…you enjoy your week,
    And plz be safe.
    Ttys. -CJ

    1. Jon Liebman says:

      Thanks, Calvin!

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