Benny Benack IIIWednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Join us as third generation Pittsburgh Jazz musician Benny Benack III returns home to celebrate the release of his sophomore album “A Lot of Livin’ to Do” on the Alphabet City stage!
Following up his breakout 2017 debut One of a Kind, trumpeter/vocalist Benny Benack III brings his manifold talents even more bracingly into view with his sophomore outing A Lot of Livin’ to Do, featuring the great Christian McBride on bass. In his singing, songwriting, fiery trumpet playing and compelling showmanship, Benack brings a wealth of almost unheard-of virtuoso talent to the table. He reveals not only a stirring command of the post-bop trumpet vernacular in the vein of Kenny Dorham and Blue Mitchell, but also a sly, mature, naturally expressive vocal delivery in the post-Sinatra mold, with superb intonation and also the kind of chops to handle astounding feats of originally composed vocalese (complex solos with written lyrics). On A Lot of Livin’ to Do, these elements come together to reveal one of the most vibrant and multi-dimensional talents of our time.