Benny Carter (Composer and Musician), born on August 8, 1907 in New York City, New York, USA. Benny Carter's age 111 years (at death) & Zodiac Sign Leo, nationality American (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is Black. Let's check, How Tall is Benny Carter?
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What was Benny Carter best known for?
Carter, a titan of jazz in many ways, is mainly remembered for his role in promoting the alto saxophone as a lead solo instrument in jazz bands. But his work and multiple instrumental talents have often been overlooked in the larger story of jazz history.
What style of jazz is Benny Carter?
Benny CarterGenresSwing, jazzOccupation(s)Musician bandleader composer musical arrangerInstrumentsSaxophone, trumpet, clarinetYears active1920s–1997
How many instruments did Benny Carter play?
Benny Carter was known for taking chances on innovative young musicians and gave important breaks to Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach and Miles Davis. As a player, Benny has recorded on five instruments: trumpet, clarinet, trombone, piano, and the instrument he’s best known for—alto saxophone.
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Bennett Lester Carter was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He was a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the 1990s, and was recognized as such by other jazz musicians who called him King. Carter performed with major artists from several generations of jazz, and at major festivals, such as his 1958 appearance with Billie Holiday at the Monterey Jazz Festival. The National Endowment for the Arts honored Benny Carter with its highest honor in jazz, the NEA Jazz Masters Award for 1986. He was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987, and both won a Grammy Award for his solo “Prelude to a Kiss” and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994. In 2000 he was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts, National Medal of Arts, presented by President Bill Clinton.Read Full Biography Wikipedia