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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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Albums

Birdland Birthday : Live at 95
Birdland Birthday :...
Enja Records
1997
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Plays Songs Of Love
Sonar Kollektiv
1993
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Memories Of The...
Sonar Kollektiv
1990
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On The Sunny Side Of...
Sonar Kollektiv
1981
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Los Grandes Del Jazz 9
Sonar Kollektiv
1980
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Benny Waters &...
Sonar Kollektiv
1976
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