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David Benoit

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: August 18, 1953    

Over the last quarter century, composer and pianist David Benoit (b. 1953) has been a passionate musical innovator committed to the exploration of many different art forms on the American landscape.

A five time Grammy nominee for his extraordinary and seminal contributions to contemporary jazz, Benoit has also embarked on a multi-faceted journey into the classical music world. This has led to guest pianist and conductor spots with numerous top symphonies and philharmonics, four performances at Carnegie Hall (including one with Maestro Leonard Bernstein), a performance on the steps of the Capitol Building with the National Symphony for the annual PBS July 4th event, and the creation of Kobe, a symphonic tone poem about a little girl growing up in postwar Japan....
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    Conversation

    Heads Up International
    2012
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    Earthglow

    Heads Up International
    2010
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    Jazz for Peanuts

    Peak Records
    2008
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    Heroes

    Peak Records
    2008
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    Earthglow

    Cristal Records
    2006
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    Full Circle

    Peak Records
    2006
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    Orchestral Stories

    Cristal Records
    2005
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