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Benny Waters

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: January 23, 1902 | Died: 1998    

Benny Waters

Longevity, versatility and virtuosity are words that inevitably come to mind when describing Benny Waters, whose career as a clarinetist, saxophonist, vocalist, composer and arranger encompassed eight decades, and his playing reflected elements from the entire history of jazz.

Benny Waters grew up in Brighton, Maryland, the youngest of seven children. After discovering the aforementioned organ and learning how to play, Benny's mother, who was terminally ill, was so moved by his natural ability that she devoted her remaining energy to getting him a formal education in music.

Waters attended the New England Conservatory of Music, where he gained invaluable training in harmony and composition. After the Conservatory, he joined Charlie Johnson's big band, entering the jazz scene at the height of the “Roaring '20s.”...
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Source: James Nadal

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    Plays Songs Of Love

    Sonar Kollektiv
    1993
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    Memories Of The Twenties

    Sonar Kollektiv
    1990
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    On The Sunny Side Of The Street

    Sonar Kollektiv
    1981
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    Los Grandes Del Jazz 9

    Sonar Kollektiv
    1980
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    Benny Waters & Traditional Jazz Studio

    Sonar Kollektiv
    1976
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    Blue Waters

    Sonar Kollektiv
    1976
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    Swinging Along With Benny Waters

    Sonar Kollektiv
    1974
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