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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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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

New York, NY

Credentials/Background

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Events

Date Event Time Tickets
Sep26Mon Benny Green
Lied Center of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
8:00 pm
Sep27Tue Benny Green
Lied Center of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
8:00 pm
Oct8Sat Benny Green
Purchase College Performing Arts Center
Purchase, NY
8:00 pm
Nov18Fri Benny Green
Riverhouse Jazz Series
, OR
8:00 pm
Nov19Sat Benny Green
Riverhouse Jazz Series
, OR
8:00 pm

Albums

Live In Santa Cruz
Live In Santa Cruz
Sunnyside Records
2015
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Source
Source
Jazz Legacy Productions
2011
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Jazz At The Bistro
Jazz At The Bistro
Telarc Records
2003
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The Place To Be
The Place To Be
Blue Note Records
2002
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[no cover]
Naturally
Sonar Kollektiv
2000
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[no cover]
These Are Soulful...
Sonar Kollektiv
1999
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