Thursday, November 24, 2016
USA: Benny Green Trio Performing December 3rd
South Florida JAZZ presents the Benny Green Trio Saturday December 3 at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr Blvd in Davie. Benny Green possesses the history of jazz at his fingertips. Combine mastery of keyboard technique with decades of real world experience playing with no one less than the most celebrated artists of the last half century, and it’s no wonder Green has been hailed as perhaps the most exciting hard-swinging, hard-bop pianist to ever emerge from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Since emerging under the tutelage of Betty Carter, Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard and Ray Brown in the early 1980s, Benny Green has become a highly regarded pianist and bandleader. His efforts to expand upon the language of the classical jazz canon have placed him not only among the best interpreters but also among the vanguard of musicians keeping jazz’s evolution going. Tickets are $40 ($10 for students with ID 90 min before the show) and the show starts at 7:30 PM. More information at southfloridajazz.org or call 954-462-0222. Parking is free above the 1st floor.