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It gives me so much pleasure to welcome you to my official website. As you know, I started my career in jazz about 65 years ago. I was privileged "to cut my teeth" with the renowned Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic and Art Blakey. Travelling all over the United States, Europe, Asia and South America, I have been playing the music I love so much.
To those of you who are just hearing about me, please read my bio in the Artist Profile. Over the years, so many of you have supported my music by coming to my performances and buying my records and CDs. To all of you, my deep and personal THANK YOU!
As you know, I love to interact with my friends and fans worldwide. This website gives me the wonderful opportunity of staying in touch with you and ... more so, of hearing from you personally.
Also, come back regularly to be alerted about upcoming shows and performances.
And remember, friend .... visit my site as often as you can ... and please! .... don't forget to tell your friends about it too! Thank you for visiting.
LET'S STAY IN TOUCH!
Reviewed by Jack Bowers
At age eighty-seven, saxophonist Benny Golson is one of the last surviving links to the Golden Age of modern jazz, ushered in by the likes of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Kenny Clarke and others in the early '40s .....
..... At an age that is far past retirement for most mortals, Benny Golson not only keeps working but showing a younger generation that when it comes to contemporary jazz, maturity and experience are dependable allies in the ongoing battle with Father Time. It is, of course, a battle that can never be won, but Golson proves on Horizon Ahead that when his time comes, he'll definitely go down swinging.
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Benny has upcoming gigs in
Spain, Italy, France and the USA
For details and a full schedule of perfomances:
Jazzland (Vienna) 2009
Benny's Solo for Stolen Moments
Viersen (Germany) Jazz Festival 2008
Benny Golson plays "Along Came Betty" in front of an audience of jazz students as the culmination of a master class in playing jazz held at Loyola University, New Orleans, and discusses how he wrote the song.
"I've been a tenor saxophone player since the age of 14... ...But in the beginning, at age 9, I fancied I wanted to become a concert pianist and went about working very hard (practicing) pursuing this career, acquiring a small repertoire that I made use of when playing for ladies' tea parties and fashion shows......."
> I Remember Clifford
> Killer Joe
> Blues March
> Whisper Not
> Along Came Betty
> Are You Real ?
> Five Spot After Dark