10/07: Symphony in Riffs DVD documentary of Benny's life re-released 10/2007

10/19-20/07: Benny Carter Centennial Concert by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

08/08/07: Benny Carter's 100 Years of Music Concert at Hollywood Bowl (Rehearsal photos) (Tribute video)

08/07: Mel Martin and the Benny Carter Centennial Tribute Band Concerts in August 2007

08/07: Riverwalk Carter Centennial Celebration including Carter performances, Ed Berger interview, photos (reg. required)

07/07: Mel Martin/Benny Carter Quintet Live @ Yoshi's Just Friends CD

06/30/07: Centennial Concert by Benny Carter Trio and Photo Exhibit in Sherman, CT June 30, 2007 (Concert photos)

06/17/07: Evening Star All-Star Benny Carter Centennial Project CD

2007: Ira Nepus & Steve Moore Another Time, Another Place CD

11/23/03: Chicago Tribute Concert
Tribute to Benny Carter by the Chicago Jazz Orchestra featuring Frank Wess, Harold Washington Library Center Auditorium, Chicago. Review by Kevin Whitehead.

10/11/03: New Photo Section: Los Angeles Tribute Concert
Added new photo section of sixteen photos taken at the LA Tribute concert and rehearsal, 9/28/03.

10/10/03: Programs for New York and Los Angeles Tribute Concerts
Added New York Tribute Concert Program (298k jpg) and Los Angeles Tribute Concert Program (271k jpg).

9/28/03: Los Angeles Tribute Concert
Concert at Schoenberg Hall, UCLA. (See also 10/10 and 10/11 entries above.)

7/12/03: Benny Carter: August 8, 1907 — July 12, 2003

9/15/03: New York Tribute Concert
Concert at Saint Peter's Church. (See also 10/10 entry above.)

6/1/03: Online Updates to Volume 2, Benny Carter: A Life In American Music (2nd ed.) Discographical Information
The online updates are here: Online Updates 250k PDF file. A description of the file is found on the Book page.

8/8/02: Happy Birthday Benny!
Benny turns 95 today.

8/2/02: LA Times article/interview by Don Heckman
All That Jazz; Life Is Carter's Main Instrument Now
Introduction to a Versatile Musician

7/9/02: New edition of two-volume Carter biography/discography now available
Details and ordering info...

8/8/01: Happy Birthday Benny!
Today is Benny's 94th birthday.

8/7/01: Minor site additions
Jamey Aebersold book and CD of Carter music; New quotes; Two new photos; Cleanup and additions to Links page.

7/14/01: Carter receives award from Republic of France
Carter named "Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" by the Republic of France, Le Ministre de la Culture et de la Communication. Medal presented at the French Consulate, Los Angeles. Photo.

7/1/01: New edition of two-volume Carter biography/discography announced
More info...

12/14/00: Benny Carter to receive National Medal of Arts
President William Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will present the Medal to Carter and eleven other distinguished recipients on December 20, 2000 in Washington, D. C. See photos of the event. For more information, see National Medal of Arts 2000 Press Release.

05/15/00: Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra premieres two new works by Carter
Benny completed two new works on commission from the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra. He wrote "Time to Remember" in memory of President Kennedy, and "Again and Again" is a ballad which was performed by alto saxophonist Jeff Clayton. Carter attended the orchestra's rehearsal on May 8. The arrangements were premiered on May 10 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles at a concert devoted to remembering the city's Central Avenue jazz scene. The orchestra also reprised "Maestro," the three-part suite written in Benny's honor by John Clayton and premiered at Benny's 90th birthday celebration at the Hollywood Bowl in 1997.

05/14/00: bennycarter.com
The new address for this web site is: http://www.bennycarter.com. If you reached this web site via the old address of http://www.lpb.com/benny, then please update your bookmarks and any links you maintain, or email webmaster@bennycarter.com with the information about other links to update and he'll follow up.

05/30/99: Added audio welcome from Benny!
This short welcome message to everyone was recorded 5/7/99 at Benny's home. It's found on the home page

1/13/99: Jazz Profile on NPR
"Benny Carter," an hour-long "Jazz Profile" written and produced by Bill Kirchner and hosted by Nancy Wilson, was released today to National Public Radio stations. The program covers Benny's entire career from the 1920s until today. It features interviews with Carter, Edward Berger, Joe Kennedy Jr., Dan Morgenstern, Loren Schoenberg, Warren Vaché, Kenny Washington, Patricia Willard, and Phil Woods. It will be aired in Los Angeles on KLON-FM (88.1) on Saturday, January 16, at 9 a.m.; in New York City on WBGO-FM (88.3) on Tuesday, January 19, at 7 p.m, and in San Francisco on KCSM-FM (91.1) on Monday, January 18 at 9 p.m.. In other areas, check your local NPR listings or NPR Jazz Profiles Stations Guide.

11/2/98: Benny Honored at Lincoln Center
Benny Carter was honored at Third Annual Awards Gala and Concert at Lincoln Center today. He received the Jazz at Lincoln Center Award for Artistic Excellence and his music was performed by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall and Bobby Short. Wynton accepted on Benny's behalf. (Back trouble prevented Benny from attending.)

6/7/98: New York Times review
The Benny Carter Web Site is one of ten recommended jazz web sites in an article by Terry Teachout on Sunday, June 7, 1998.

5/23/98: Another honorary degree
Benny Carter today receives an honorary degree from the New England Conservatory of Music.

2/20/98: Audio clips!
A new audio clips section has been added for annotated audio clips spanning all eight decades of Benny's recording career. Currently, only the section for the 1990s is available, but the rest will be added shortly.
In addition other sections in the site have been brought back up to date.

8/8/97: Happy Birthday Benny!
Today is Benny's 90th birthday.

7/97: Named to Downbeat Critics Poll Top 10 Albums of the Year!
Benny Carter - Phil Woods Live 2 CD Recording: Another Time, Another Place.

9/5/96: Kennedy Center honors
Benny Carter is selected to receive one of this year's five Kennedy Center honors December 8. Text of President Clinton's remarks.

3/96: Benny Carter Web Site Created
First version of this web site published.