Benny Benack III
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A fiery trumpet player with a stirring command of the postbop trumpet vernacular in the vein of Kenny Dorham and Blue Mitchell, but also a singer with a sly, mature, naturally expressive delivery in the post-Sinatra mold.
His superb intonation and bracing virtuosity enables him to handle astounding feats of originally composed vocalese (complex solos with written lyrics).
Benny has toured all over the world as well as performed at leading NYC venues like Birdland, Mezzrow, Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle.
He has played in the house band for NBC’s “Maya & Marty,” and appeared as a trumpet soloist across genres with the Christian McBride Big Band, Diplo/Major Lazer, Ann Hampton Callaway, Melissa Errico, Josh Groban, Ben Folds, fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi and more.
Benny was a 2014 finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition & winner of the 2011 Carmine Caruso International Trumpet Competition.
Highly sought after as a clinician & educator, he is leading workshops for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People program, as well as the New York Youth Symphony’s Education department.