Talk of the Town April 2018

Benny Golson to perform at Township Jazz Festival


The Township Jazz Festival is thrilled to welcome one of the great links to the Golden Era of modern jazz!

Raised with an impeccable musical pedigree, Golson has played in the bands of world famous Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic and Art Blakey. Few jazz musicians can claim to be true innovators and even fewer can boast of a performing and recording career that literally redefines the term “jazz.” Benny Golson has made major contributions to the world of jazz with such jazz standards as:

Killer Joe
I Remember Clifford
Along Came Betty
Whisper Not
Blues March
Five Spot After Dark
Are you Real?

Benny Golson is the only living jazz artist to have written 8 standards for jazz repertoire.

Township Jazz Festival is Saturday, April 21 at The Township at Colony Park.