Jazz Concerts and Shows

Benny Golson Quartet
Wed, Jan 24 ~ Sat, Jan 27

Beny golson
Four nights at the Jazz Standard, NYC
Tickets and information

Benny Golson – tenor saxophone
Emmet Cohen – piano
Buster Williams – bass [except 1/24]
Corcoran Hold – bass [1/24 only]
Alvester Garnett – drums

Longtime fans of Benny Golson know that he’s not only a fluid improviser and accomplished composer, but also a nonpareil raconteur who captivates his listeners with firsthand tales of his life in jazz, growing up alongside such fellow legends as John Coltrane, Lee Morgan, and Art Farmer. A favorite of Jazz Standard audiences since his debut in 2012, Golson was born 1929 in Philadelphia, PA, and came up through the bands of Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic, and Art Blakey. By 1959, Benny and trumpeter Art Farmer were co–leading The Jazztet – one of the most successful small groups of the early Sixties, thanks to the strength of Golson’s original material including the all–time jazz classics “Killer Joe,” “I Remember Clifford,” “Stablemates,” “Whisper Not,” and “Blues March.” “…Golson was charismatic, funny and compelling. His monologues were as spellbinding — and as worth the price of admission by themselves — as the songs between them. If the latter were more concise, they bore the mark of 60 years’ honing, and each carefully chosen note held the weight of those 60 years.” (The Washington Post)


Legends of Jazz: Benny Golson - Killer Joe