Consummate Showman and Sizzling Pittsburgh Jazz Legend and Band Leader, BENNY BENACK and his Quartet will “TAKE THE ROOF OFF” of Lincoln Hall, Saturday night, September 16 at 7:30 PM! Benny’s virtuosic artistry on sax, clarinet, trumpet and vocals will be backed up by some of Pittsburgh’s hottest musicians wailing, rocking, and charming the audience with Swing, Jazz standards from the Great American Song Book, Dixieland, and Rhythm and Blues.
Last year in his cameo appearance in a night of New Orleans Jazz, Benny had the audience eating out of the palm of his hand and wanting MORE BENNY! Now, an entire night of his magical audience charisma and extraordinary musical virtuosity and versatility.
He’s the MAN – This is THE Band – and It will be WORLD CLASS JAZZ & SWING for a “hot time in the old town of Foxburg” and the perfect late summer night out. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes! They will make you want to get up and shake a leg… but if you prefer to sit and enjoy, there will be plenty of musical variety and outrageous riffing to entertain and delight!
Tickets are $20 for Adults and Students $5. Beverages will be available by donation. Call 724 659-3153 to reserve or buy online here.
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
Benny Benack, Jr. is a legend in the Pittsburgh jazz and night club scene – a band leader well known for his virtuosic musicianship and charismatic audience appeal. The Benny Benack Band plays everything from jazz, swing, big band, and Dixieland – with wonderful vocals from the Great American Song Book and more.
The band’s front man is no stranger to the music world. His father, Benny Benack, was a Pittsburgh band leader and at the forefront of the Pittsburgh jazz scene in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Benny Jr. song continues the family’s musical tradition playing trumpet, clarinet, and saxophone. His son, Benny Benack III, is following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps as a jazz trumpeter and vocalist, currently building a big name for himself in the jazz scene in New York City.