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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 City

Credentials/Background

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Discography

Happiness!

Happiness!

Sunnyside Records
2017

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Live in Santa Cruz

Live in Santa Cruz

Sunnyside Records
2017

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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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