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The Mark Whitfield Jr. Trio featuring Benny Benack III LIVE at Ginny’s Supper Club!

April 28, 2014

titansHave you heard about The Young Jazz Titans?
Mark Whitfield, Jr. & Benny Benack III are hitting this Thursday night May 1st!
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Mark Whitfield Jr. is the son of two musicians, his early years filled with music. At the age of 2, Mark made his first concert appearance as a guest drummer with his father, guitarist Mark Whitfield and legendary clarinetist Alvin Batiste. The story of his prodigious talent began to spread as his musical abilities continued to develop, and at age 4, Mark Jr. appeared with his father’s quartet on the Good Morning America 1994 Thanksgiving Day broadcast. The performance led to several subsequent TV appearances including a CNN lifestyle piece, a full feature with Dr. Billy Taylor for his CBS Sunday Morning Jazz Segment, and a follow up appearance on the Good Morning America Thanksgiving Day broadcast with his dad’s group. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Mark Jr. has formed his own group, worked with jazz legends like Joe Lovano, Terri Lyne Carrington, Hal Crook, Ralph Peterson, Darren Barrett, and Dave Santoro, and performs in prestigious venues all over the world.

Trumpeter Benny Benack III has quickly gained a reputation for being an incredibly versatile, fiery improvisor who lends superb technique and musicality to any setting. He has had the opportunity to study privately with a number of brilliant players, among them Sean Jones, Laurie Frink, Terell Stafford, Marcus Printup, Scott Wendholt, and Jim Rotondi. He has won every major jazz trumpet competition including the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Soloist Competition (2011), International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition (2011), and the National Trumpet Competition – Jazz Division (2012). Benny was a member of the Gibson- Baldwin GRAMMY Jazz Ensemble in 2008 and 2009, being able to perform alongside Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Joe Lovano, Terence Blanchard, and Christian Scott among others. This is going to be a very exciting night of straight ahead jazz and amazing vocalese!

Get your tickets while they’re HOT!

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