Legendary saxophonist/composer Benny Golson will be featurred at the Gretna Playhouse on Satturday, July 7th. He came to prominence with the big bands of Lionel Hampton and Dizzy Gillespie, more as a writer than a performer, before launching his solo career. Golson is known for co-founding and co-leading The Jazztet with trumpeter Art Farmer in 1959. From the late 1960s through the 1970s Golson was in demand as an arranger for film and television and thus was less active as a performer, but he and Farmer reformed the Jazztet in 1982. Several of Golson's songs have become jazz standards, including Blues March, Whisper Not, I Remember Clifford, and Killer Joe. He recieved rcognition with the Jazz Masters Award fro the National Endowment for the Arts in 1995 and he is one of two surviving members of the famous jazz photo "A Great Day in Harlem"
Please join us for tthis historic event!
All seats general admission by section.
Produced by Music at Gretna & the Central P Friends of Jazz