Matej Benko is a musician originally from a musical and artistic family. After getting to know many Slovak musicians begins to take jazz. Instead of piano, he starts to play an electric synthetysator. That was why in 2000 he went to study at the Jezkova conservatory in Prague not in the field of piano, but music.
With his bands (trio, quartet, quintet) plays mostly his own compositions. It combines elements of various musical styles. His work is characterized by rich melodies, extended forms, and frequent changes of meter.