Bennie Green

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Bennie Green
Born(1923-04-16)April 16, 1923
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedMarch 23, 1977(1977-03-23) (aged 53)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Years active1950s–1960s
LabelsPrestige, Decca, Blue Note, Vee-Jay, Time, Bethlehem, Jazzland

Bennie Green (April 16, 1923 – March 23, 1977)[1] was an American jazz trombonist.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, United States,[1] Green worked in the orchestras of Earl Hines and Charlie Ventura,[1] and recorded as bandleader through the 1950s and 1960s.[2] According to critic Scott Yanow of AllMusic, Green's style straddled swing music and soul, making him one of the few trombonists of the 1950s and '60s uninfluenced by the pioneering sound of J.J. Johnson.

Green relocated to Las Vegas, where he played in hotel bands for the last decade of his career,[1] though he made occasional appearances at jazz festivals. He died on March 23, 1977.[1]


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  1. ^ a b c d e Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Who's Who of Jazz (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 173. ISBN 0-85112-580-8.
  2. ^ Bennie Green at AllMusic