Fri April 18, 2014
Benny Golson - this week
On Thursday, April 24 when NEA Jazz Master, saxophonist, and composer Benny Golson appears at the Mount Vernon Country Club. The 85 years young musician has made major contributions to jazz over the years including the compositions, Killer Joe, I Remember Clifford, Along Came Betty, Stablemates, Whisper Not and Blues March. Benny has appeared or collaborated with just about every name in jazz and popular music beginning with Benny Goodman, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie and Art Blakey to Quincy Jones, Diana Ross and Eric Burdon.
Film and TV have also been a major part of Golson's body of work including compositions for M*A*S*H*, Mission Impossible and the Cosby Show. Benny made a cameo appearance as himself in the 2004 Steven Spielberg film, The Terminal.
Benny will be joined by a rhythm section of Denver's finest musicians.