Benny Green

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Birthday
4, 1963
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
4, 1963 (age 55)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

Hard-bop jazz artist who gained recognition as a member of Betty Carter's band and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.

Before Fame

He began studying classical piano when he was seven and worked as part of a quintet with Eddie Henderson.

Trivia

He began leading the Benny Green Trio in 1991.

Family Life

He developed a love for jazz by listening to his father's record collection while growing up. It didn't hurt that his father was also a jazz tenor saxophonist.

Associated With

His style was often compared to Bud Powell.