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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
Gala Opening 01/26/1934 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Benny Carter & His Orchestra 11/16/1934 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Benny Carter & His Orchestra 11/17/1934 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Benny Carter & His Orchestra 11/18/1934 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Benny Carter & His Orchestra 11/19/1934 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Benny Carter & His Orchestra 11/20/1934 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Benny Carter & His Orchestra 11/21/1934 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Benny Carter & His Orchestra 11/22/1934 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Bennie Carter & His Band 07/07/1939 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Bennie Carter & His Band 07/08/1939 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Bennie Carter & His Band 07/09/1939 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Bennie Carter & His Band 07/10/1939 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Bennie Carter & His Band 07/11/1939 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Bennie Carter & His Band 07/12/1939 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Bennie Carter & His Band 07/13/1939 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie & His Band 10/18/1940 Apollo Theater 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

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