The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra... Celebrating the Music of Benny Golson and featuring Benny Golson as special guest
There are few working musicians whose careers span the history of post war jazz quite as comprehensively as the life of jazz legend Benny Golson. Multi-talented and internationally famous as composer, arranger, lyricist, producer and tenor saxophonist of world note, Benny has composed for everyone imaginable including Basie, Hampton, Goodman, Gillespie, Coltrane, and Miles Davis. His prolific writing includes scores for hit TV series and films where his success in the arena of commercial music demonstrates the amenable side of serious jazz, and its ability to constantly inform the collective cultural experience.
However, Benny is most revered for his major contribution to the world of jazz, literally redefining the term “jazz” and adding to the jazz repertoire with no less than eight standards including I Remember Clifford, Killer Joe and Whisper Not. Golson, now 86 years young, still tours regularly and the SNJO is privileged to welcome him as their guest. Together they will explore his jazz legacy and celebrate music that, like its author, defies the march of time.