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....
- Conversation by Jeff Winbush
- Earthglow by Woodrow Wilkins
- Jazz for Peanuts by Woodrow Wilkins
- Heroes by Woodrow Wilkins
- Full Circle by Woodrow Wilkins
- The Benoit/Freeman Project 2 by Woodrow Wilkins