Alumni Benny Benack

Benny Benack

Trumpet | Jazz

Trumpeter Benny Benack 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, including 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). In the August 2011 issue of Jet magazine, Mr. Benack was featured on Wynton Marsalis’ list of the Next Generation of Jazz Greats.

Currently living in New York City, he has had the opportunity to perform at some of the finest jazz clubs, including the Blue Note, Bar Next Door, Iridium, Jazz Gallery, 55 Bar, Small’s, and Garage, and recently led his own quartet for a week at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Mr. Benack currently studies at the Manhattan School of Music on a full tuition scholarship for jazz trumpet. He is also an accomplished jazz pianist and singer, having sung and performed with his father’s big band from the age of nine.

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