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Benny Green

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: April 4, 1963    

Benny Green

Born in New York in 1963, Benny Green grew up in Berkeley, California, and began classical piano studies at the age of seven. Influenced by his father, a tenor saxophonist, his attention soon turned into Jazz: “I began trying to improvise on the piano, imitating the records I'd been hearing from my father's collection, which included a lot of Monk and Bird… it was a gradual process of teaching myself”. Benny played in school bands before hooking up with Jazz singer Fay Carroll: “That was good training for me in terms of accompaniment and learning about the blues, and she also gave me a chance to play trio, opening for her every night.”...
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Source: Contributing Editor: Kandie Le Britain Webster

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    Source

    Jazz Legacy Productions
    2011
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    Jazz At The Bistro

    Telarc Records
    2003
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    The Place To Be

    Blue Note Records
    2002
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    Naturally

    Sonar Kollektiv
    2000
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    These Are Soulful Days

    Sonar Kollektiv
    1999
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    The Place To Be

    Sonar Kollektiv
    1994
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    Lineage

    Sonar Kollektiv
    1990

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Sep26 Benny Green
Tucson Country Club
Tucson, AZ
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Newport Performing Arts Center
Newport, OR
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Newport Performing Arts Center
Newport, OR
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Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC)
Newport, OR
Oct07 Benny Green
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
Seattle, WA
Oct08 Benny Green
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
Seattle, WA
Oct14 Benny Green
Birdland
New York, NY

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