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Benny Benack III

At the age of 28, Pittsburgh-born, New York-based Jazz trumpeter & singer Benny Benack III has quickly established himself as one of the most versatile and virtuosic voices of his generation. Hailed by the New York Times as “a charismatic young trumpeter who maintains an earnest sideline as a singer”, Benack has a knack for delighting audiences with panache, in the spirit of classic crooners like Sinatra & Mel Tormé, with a nod to legendary trumpet showmen Louis Armstrong & Dizzy Gillespie. Equally comfortable in both Jazz and Pop settings, Benack has worked with some of the greatest acts in music today, touring domestically as a trumpet soloist with Josh Groban, Ben Folds, fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi, as well as European engagements with Jazz Bass extraordinaire Christian McBride

A Lot of Livin' to Do

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: A Lot of Livin' to Do' Won't You Be My Neighbor; What the World Needs Now; It's You I Like; New Born Blues; Irrepressible; Where Is the Love; Gravy Waltz; The Shadow of Your Smile; Later On; Sub-Zero.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Benny Benack III: A Lot of Livin' to Do

Read "A Lot of Livin' to Do" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Non ancora trentenne Benny Benack III conferma il talento espresso nell'esordio di tre anni fa One of a Kind, con un album frizzante e coinvolgente, dove ritroviamo la baldanza del trombettista neo bop e l'esuberanza del vocalist in equilibrio tra crooner e vocalese. Il rischio d'essere scambiato come un epigono di Harry Connick ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Tomas Janzon, Charlie Parker, Art Tatum and More

Read "Tomas Janzon, Charlie Parker, Art Tatum and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

The focus of this hour is on three musicians that have new music charting well, along with the musicians that inspired them. First, we have guitarist Tomas Janzen followed by music from Charlie Parker. Secondly, we have pianist Jen Allen and music from her mentor Jackie McLean. Finally, we profile Indianapolis-based saxophonist Amanda Gardier followed by ...

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Gravy Waltz featuring Christian McBride

Featuring the music of Benny Benack III
Duration: 4:49

A duo performance of Ray Brown's tune "Gravy Waltz" ft. Christian McBride on bass from trumpeter/vocalist Benny Benack III's sophomore album "A Lot of Livin' to Do".
ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Benny Benack III: A Lot Of Livin' To Do

Read "A Lot Of Livin' To Do" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Benny Benack III does it all. A trumpeter, vocalist, writer and arranger with a swaggering soul and the chops to back up the panache, he's clearly done his fair share of living already. He may be young—only at the tail end of his twenties, believe it or not—but he seriously has his act together in every ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

We Three Holiday Happenings: Season's Greetings From Benny Benack III and the Steven Feifke Big Band, Martina DaSilva and Dan Chmielinski, and Dave Stryker

Read "We Three Holiday Happenings: Season's Greetings From Benny Benack III and the Steven Feifke Big Band, Martina DaSilva and Dan Chmielinski, and Dave Stryker" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It's Christmas all over again, so deck the halls, break out the eggnog and get ready for a proliferation of holiday albums. As with any and every year, there are plenty of new jazz releases that fall into this most festive category and saturated market. Some lean solely on popular favorites, sticking close to the templates ...

One of a Kind

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Track listing: One of a Kind; Kiss Me Slowly; I Found You; You Already Know; Looking for Love; Jumpstart; When Midnight Comes; Close to You; I Only Have Eyes for You; Londontowne; Guh Guh Guh; Benny’s From Heaven.

NEWS: RECORDING

Trumpeter/ Vocalist Benny Benack III Debuts With Irrepressibly Swinging “One Of A Kind”

Trumpeter/ Vocalist Benny Benack III Debuts  With Irrepressibly Swinging “One Of A Kind”

Benack performs original songs and richly inventive arrangements with Emmet Cohen (piano), Alex Claffy (bass), Ulysses Owens, Jr. (drums), also guests Joel Frahm (tenor/soprano sax), Yotam Silberstein (guitar) Benny Benack III, a young and multi-talented Pittsburgh native and denizen of the New York jazz scene, is never one to limit himself. He is both an affable ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Benny Benack III: One of a Kind

Read "One of a Kind" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Although he's got fine chops as a trumpeter, Benny Benack III also has serious ambition as a vocalist, as demonstrated on his first record as a leader, One of a Kind. It takes a good deal of self-confidence to pull off such a feat, and to his credit Benack does an admirable job of it. When ...


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