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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
Benny Carter & His Band 05/10/1941 Castle Farm Cincinnati Ohio USA
Benny Carter / Maxine Sullivan 07/03/1941 Palais Royal Norfolk Virginia USA
Benny Carter / Maxine Sullivan 07/04/1941 Bluefield City Auditorium Bluefield West Virginia USA
Benny Carter / Maxine Sullivan 07/05/1941 Danville Armory Danville Virginia USA
Benny Carter / Maxine Sullivan 07/07/1941 Benevolent Temple Greenville South Carolina USA
Benny Carter / Maxine Sullivan 07/08/1941 Knoxville City Auditorium Knoxville Tennessee USA
Benny Carter / Maxine Sullivan 07/09/1941 Fayetteville Auditorium Fayetteville North Carolina USA
Benny Carter / Maxine Sullivan 07/10/1941 Charlotte Armory Charlotte North Carolina USA

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