Michel Benita (born 1954 in Algiers, Algeria) is a double bass player, prominent in jazz music since 1980's. He moved to Paris in 1981 and became one of the major discoveries in European jazz scene. He has worked with Aldo Romano, Marc Ducret, Martial Solal, Lee Konitz, Andy Sheppard, Dino Saluzzi, Erik Truffaz and Archie Shepp. He formed the ELB trio in 1999 with Vietnamese guitar player Nguyên Lê and American drummer Peter Erskine.
- Preferences (Label Bleu, 1990)
- Soul (Label Bleu, 1993)
- The Woman Next Door (Label Bleu, 1998)
- ELB (ACT, 2004)
- Drastic (BHM Productions, 2006)
- Dream Flight (ACT, 2008)
- Ramblin' (Blu Jazz, 2008)
- Un Soir au Club (Le Chant du Monde, 2010)
- Ethics (Zig Zag, 2010)
- Trio Libero (ECM, 2012)
- River Silver (ECM, 2016)
With Andy Sheppard
- Marmande, Francis (2004) "Michel Benita, les basses doucement !", Le Monde, 16 January 2004
- "E_L_B (Peter Erskine_Nguyen Le_Michel Benita): Dream Flight". All About Jazz. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
- "Nomination dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres juillet 2015". www.culturecommunication.gouv.fr (in French). 9 April 2015. Archived from the original on 30 August 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.