Benny Carter

August 8, 1907 - July 12, 2003
Audio Welcome from Benny!

  Benny Carter and the American Jazz Orchestra - Rehearsal/Recording Session Photos (1987) by Ed Berger: Set 1   Set 2
  Take the Jazz Quiz and test your jazz knowledge!
  Summer Serenade: The Music of Benny Carter, concert at the 92nd St. Y, NYC, July 21, 2011
  New CD by Deborah Pearl now available: Souvenir of You - New Lyrics to Benny Carter Classics. Carter's brilliant instrumental melodies are given voice through the artful lyrics of singer/screenwriter Deborah Pearl. "... a magnificent collaboration." -- Phil Woods
  Benny Carter Jazz Festival, February 25-27, 2011, Marywood University
  Benny's Charts at Jazz Lines Publications: Several Benny Carter big band and sax ensemble charts. This is an ongoing program, authorized by the Carter Estate, so check their website often for new additions.
  Benny's Charts at Sierra Music: Charts for all movements of Benny's Kansas City Suite (as recorded by Count Basie).
  Benny's Charts at Alfred Music Publishing: "Symphony in Riffs," "Again and Again," and "Movin' Uptown," which were all included in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington series.
  Benny Carter in Japan Slideshows by Ed Berger: 1981   1983   1987  1988   1989   1991   1992
  Evening Star All-Star Benny Carter Centennial Project CD Now Available
  Symphony in Riffs DVD documentary of Benny's life re-released 10/2007
  Mel Martin/Benny Carter Quintet Live @ Yoshi's Just Friends CD Available Now Available
  Ira Nepus & Steve Moore Another Time, Another Place CD Now Available
  Benny Carter Centennial Concert by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra October 19-20, 2007 (Highlights video)
  Benny Carter's 100 Years of Music Concert at the Hollywood Bowl August 8, 2007 (Rehearsal photos) (Tribute video)
  Mel Martin and the Benny Carter Centennial Tribute Band Concerts in August 2007
  Centennial Concert by Benny Carter Trio and Photo Exhibit in Sherman, CT June 30, 2007 (Concert photos)
  Riverwalk Carter Centennial Celebration including Carter performances, Ed Berger interview, photos (reg. required)

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Evening Star
A label co-founded by Benny Carter.
Benny Carter - Phil Woods Live
Another Time, Another Place

Downbeat Critics Poll Top 10 Albums

Benny Carter: A Life in American Music
Latest Updates to Volume 2 (PDF file)
Cumulated Updates to Volume 2 (PDF file)

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