Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM
Sponsored by Logos Books & Records “Benny Green’s artistic maturity is astonishing….” – Le Jazz Hot
Benny Green’s keyboard genius has accompanied the vocal artistry of Betty Carter, apprenticed in the ranks of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and, ultimately replaced the great Gene Harris in the trio of bass legend Ray Brown. His current trio features ace bassist David Wong and recent addition Kenny Washington on drums. Despite flirtations with other styles of music, Benny remains a respected “keeper of the hard bop flame,” demonstrating a flair for tasteful swinging that burns brightly under his own flawless, ambidextrous technique and imaginative, one-of-a-kind improvisations. With his charming smile, quicksilver left hand, and unstoppable sense of swing Green continues to be a cherished favorite of the Kuumbwa audiences.