BBC Scotland Young Jazz Musician at only 17, pianist/composer Alan Benzie is one of the UK’s most exciting young talents. Now 23, he has won a string of high profile awards including the prestigious Billboard Award while completing studies at Boston’s Berklee College of Music.
In the last couple of years he has toured in the US, UK, Eastern Europe and Japan, as well as performing at jazz festivals in London, Monterey and Rochester, New York. He has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Jerry Bergonzi, Joshua Redman, Joe Locke, and Valery Ponomarev.
The trio came together at Berklee and features award-winning Hungarian drummer Marton Juhasz and accomplished US bassist Dylan Coleman.
“Pianist Alan Benzie showed an extraordinary commanding fluency” Jazz UK
“Benzie has the ethos of Hancock and Corea under his fingers and builds a sophisticated solo” Jazzwise