Born: May 4, 1963
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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SourceJazz Legacy Productions
Jazz At The BistroTelarc Records
The Place To BeBlue Note Records
These Are Soulful DaysSonar Kollektiv
The Place To BeSonar Kollektiv
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"Moment's Notice" with Benny Green at Jazz Camp West 2007
- Jazz at The Bistro by Mike Perciaccante
- The Place To Be by William Grim
- Green's Blues by Bill Donaldson
- Naturally by AAJ Staff