Born: January 25, 1929
Multitalented and internationally famous jazz legend, - a composer, arranger, lyricist, producer - and tenor saxophonist of world note, Benny Golson was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 25, 1929.
Raised with an impeccable musical pedigree, Golson has played in the bands of world famous Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic and Art Blakey.
Few jazz musicians can claim to be true innovators and even fewer can boast of a performing and recording career that literally redefines the term jazz. Benny Golson has made major contributions to the world of jazz with such jazz standards as: Killer Joe, I Remember Clifford, Along Came Betty, Stablemates, Whisper Not, Blues March, Five Spot After Dark, Are you Real?...
AwardsGrammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Mellon Living Legend Legacy Award
University of Pittsburgh International Academy of Jazz Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award
New Times New TetSonar Kollektiv
Terminal 1Concord Music Group
That's FunkyArkadia Jazz
One Day, ForeverSonar Kollektiv
I Remember MilesEvidence Music
Benny Golson And The PhiladelphiansSonar Kollektiv
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