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Benny Golson

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: January 25, 1929    

Benny Golson

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?...
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Awards

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Mellon Living Legend Legacy Award
University of Pittsburgh International Academy of Jazz Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award
  • New Times New Tet

    Sonar Kollektiv
    2008
  • Terminal 1

    Concord Music Group
    2004
  • That's Funky

    Arkadia Jazz
    2003
  • One Day, Forever

    Sonar Kollektiv
    2001
  • I Remember Miles

    Evidence Music
    1998
  • Free

    Sonar Kollektiv
    1998
  • Benny Golson And The Philadelphians

    Sonar Kollektiv
    1998
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