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Benny Carter

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Benny Carter

Source: Wikipedia

Bennett Lester "Benny" Carter (August 8, 1907 ā€“ July 12, 2003) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He was a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the 1990s, and was recognized as such by other jazz musicians who called him King. In 1958, he performed with Billie Holiday at the Monterey Jazz Festival - but, then, really, he performed with every major artist of several many jazz generations, and at every major festival you could possibly care to name.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Bennett Lester Carter
  • Also known as: King
  • Born: August 8, 1907 Harlem, New York, United States
  • Died: July 12, 2003 (aged 95) Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Genres: Swing, big band, jazz
  • Occupation(s): Musician, bandleader, composer, musical arranger
  • Instruments: Saxophone, trumpet, clarinet
  • Years active: 1920sā€“1997
  • Labels: Columbia, OKeh, Crown, Decca, Vocalion, Brunswick, Bluebird, Music Masters, Verve, United Artist, Norgran, Swingville, Clef
  • Associated acts: Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Phil Woods, Marian McPartland
  • Website: www.BennyCarter.com

Read more about Benny Carter at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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