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David Benoit

 b. 1953Lori Stoll

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Credited with shaping and helping to define the contemporary jazz genre * Noted for his considerable skill as a composer, arranger, and conductor * Five-time Grammy nominee with 25 solo recordings to his credit * Record debut Freedom At Midnight (1987) and its Grammy-nominated follow-up Every Step Of The Way (1988) are considered classics in the Smooth Jazz genre * Long association with Charles Schulz led to more than ten years of composing music for Peanuts TV specials on CBS * Music for Two Trios (2006) highlighted at the Laguna Beach Festival's first series of specially commissioned works written for the festival’s artists-in-residence, the Ahn Trio * Recorded 1996’s American Landscape with the London Symphony Orchestra and 2005’s Orchestral Stories with members of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra * Has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the symphonies of London, Nuremberg, San Francisco, and many others * Acclaimed symphonic work Kobe performed by the Berkeley Symphony under Kent Nagano * Music Director of the Asia America Symphony and the Asia America Youth Honor Orchestra 

Works by David Benoit include:
Etudes for the Contemporary Pianist (2009) piano
Dolores Del Carmen (2008) Spanish guitar and orchestra
Music for Two Trios (2006) Piano trio and jazz trio
Six P.M. (2006) Flute, tenor saxophone, trumpet, bass guitar, guitar, piano, drums and percussion
Kobe (2005) Orchestral suite


“While his hummable ivory spirit always shines through, his many attempts to shake and stir the typical expectations make him perhaps the most artistic pop jazz artist around.” — Allmusic.com

Visit the official David Benoit website, www.benoit.com



 

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