Bennie Green

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Bennie Green
Birth name Bennie Green
Born (1923-04-16)April 16, 1923
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Died March 23, 1977(1977-03-23) (aged 53)
Genres Jazz
Instruments Trombone
Associated acts Charlie Ventura
Earl Hines

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

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Green worked in the orchestras of Earl Hines and Charlie Ventura, and recorded as bandleader through the 1950s and 1960s.[1] According to critic Scott Yanow of Allmusic, Green's style straddled swing music and R&B, making him one of relatively few trombonists of the 1950s and '60s to not be influenced by the pioneering bebop sound of J.J. Johnson.

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


As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With George Benson

With Miles Davis

With Dizzy Gillespie

With Howard McGhee

With Ike Quebec

With Sonny Stitt

  • Pow! (Prestige, 1965 [1967])

With Randy Weston