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Benny Carter

Born: 
08/08/1907
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Died: 
07/12/2003
Years Active: 
1920's-1997
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Image Credit: 
William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

Bennett Lester Carter 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 legendary Monterey Jazz Festival.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Grand Opening 09/13/1929 Alhambra Ballroom Harlem New York USA
Jazz at the Philharmonic 09/13/1952 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
Benny Carter Recording Session 09/18/1952 Reeves Sound Studios NYC New York USA
Benny Carter Recording Session 09/19/1952 Reeves Sound Studios NYC New York USA
Benny Carter Recording Session 12/04/1952 Radio Recorders Studio Hollywood California USA
Jazz at the Philharmonic 10/03/1953 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Benny Carter Recording Session 12/31/1953 Radio Recorders Studio Hollywood California USA
Benny Carter Recording Session 01/04/1954 Radio Recorders Studio Hollywood California USA
Benny Carter Recording Session 09/14/1954 Fine Sound Studios NYC New York USA
Candoli-Pepper Recording Session 10/03/1957 Forum Theatre Los Angeles California USA
Benny Carter 10/16/1958 Jazz Cabaret Los Angeles California USA
Benny Carter 10/17/1958 Jazz Cabaret Los Angeles California USA
Benny Carter 10/18/1958 Jazz Cabaret Los Angeles California USA
Benny Carter 10/19/1958 Jazz Cabaret Los Angeles California USA
1st Annual Los Angeles Jazz Festival 10/03/1959 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles California USA
All-Star Benefit Dance Concert 02/28/1960 Elks Auditorium Los Angeles California USA
2nd Annual Los Angeles Jazz Festival 06/18/1960 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles California USA
Benny Carter 10/22/1973 McCarter Theatre Princeton New Jersey USA
Benny Carter Quartet 07/13/1977 Montreux Jazz Festival (3) Montreux Vaud Switzerland