Swingin’ Season’s Greetings with Benny Benack III

Swingin’ Season’s Greetings with Benny Benack III

Benny Benack III – Trumpet/Vocals
Alejandro Castaño – Drums
Patrick McDevitt – Bass
Tom Amend – Piano

Trumpeter, crooner & composer Benny Benack III returns to Dazzle with some seasonal selections in tow! Having just released his Christmas EP featuring the Steven Feifke Big Band, Benack will be playing some fresh holiday classics in quartet form alongside some of Denver’s finest. Whether it’s “The Christmas Song”, one of Benack’s own fresh hits such as “I Think My Girlfriend is an Elf”, or even a revamped version of “The Dreidel Song”, Benack will ring in the holiday season in style as only he can!

At the age of 27, Pittsburgh-born, New York-based jazz trumpeter and singer Benny Benack III has quickly established himself as one of the most versatile and virtuosic voices of his generation. Hailed by the New York Times as “a charismatic young trumpeter who maintains an earnest sideline as a singer”, Benack has a knack for delighting audiences with panache in the spirit of classic crooners like Sinatra and Mel Tormé, and with a nod to legendary trumpet showmen Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie.

Equally comfortable in both jazz and pop settings, Benack has worked with some of the greatest acts in music today, touring domestically as a trumpet soloist with Josh Groban, Ben Folds, and fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi, as well as European engagements with jazz bass extraordinaire Christian McBride. He recently headlined Birdland Jazz Club alongside cabaret legend Ann Hampton-Callaway, in tribute to “Louis & Ella”. Benack has been a guest artist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops Orchestra, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and the Minsk Philharmonic Orchestra, featured both as a vocalist and trumpeter with each ensemble.

In the fall of 2017, Benack released his debut album One of a Kind to critical acclaim, reeling off songs that “come alive with his lustrous trumpet and golden bari-tenor vocalastics” (World Music Report). On the heels of this album’s worldwide success, Benack maintains an active touring schedule internationally, most recently bringing his band to Shanghai on behalf of Jazz @ Lincoln Center and helping to open their new flagship club there. When at home in NYC, he can be found in residency both at Mezzrow Jazz Club in the West Village and at Bemelmen’s Bar in the iconic Carlyle Hotel, where Benack showcases yet another talent by accompanying his own vocals on the piano.

Date

Dec 17 2019

Time

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost

$15, $20

Location

Dazzle @ Baur's
1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO, 80202
Category
Dazzle

Organizer

Dazzle
Phone
(303) 839-5100
Email
info@dazzledenver.com
Website
https://dazzledenver.com