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Benny Carter

Bennett Lester Carter was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. With Johnny Hodges, he was a pioneer on the alto saxophone. From the beginning of his career in the 1920s, he worked as an arranger including written charts for Fletcher Henderson's big band that shaped the swing style. He had an unusually long career that lasted into the 1990s. During the 1980s and '90s, he was nominated for eight Grammy Awards,... Read More

Birth nameBennett Lester Carter
BornAugust 8, 1907
Bronx, New York, U.S.
DiedJuly 12, 2003 (aged 95)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresSwing, jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, bandleader, composer, musical arranger
InstrumentsSaxophone, trumpet, clarinet
Years active1920s–1997


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