Benny Golson & Jimmy Heath: Meeting of the Maestros - 92Y, New York

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Benny Golson & Jimmy Heath: Meeting of the Maestros

It’s a historic occasion when Benny Golson and Jimmy Heath share the stage.

These two tenor sax trailblazers and NEA Jazz Masters go all the way back to 1950s Philadelphia. Their quintessential compositions, such as Golson’s “Whisper Not” and "I Remember Clifford" and Heath’s “C.T.A.” and “Gingerbread Boy,” are featured alongside melodies from the American Songbook canon. Hear them together, with fiery young trumpeter Jeremy Pelt and the world-class rhythm section of Bill Charlap, David Wong and Kenny Washington. Don’t miss this pair of jazz icons in their full musical glory.

Benny Golson, tenor sax
Jimmy Heath, tenor sax
Jeremy Pelt, trumpet
Bill Charlap, piano
David Wong, bass
Kenny Washington, drums

92Y Jazz in July is partially endowed by a generous gift from Simona and Jerome A. Chazen. Additional support is generously provided by Mrs. Suzanne Valenstein, the Wechsler Foundation, and an anonymous donor.

Note from Bill Charlap

Dear 92Y Jazz Enthusiast:
What is a hero? A hero is someone you admire, someone who makes you feel humble, and someone you look up to.

Benny Golson, tenor sax

Benny Golson is a Philadelphia-born tenor saxophonist, composer, arranger, producer and educator.

Jimmy Heath, tenor sax

Philadelphia-born Jimmy Heath is a saxophonist, composer, arranger, teacher, author and NEA Jazz Master.

Jeremy Pelt, trumpet

“It is the beat of Jeremy Pelt’s heart… that underscores the future of jazz,” wrote The Wall Street Journal about the young artist voted Rising Star–Trumpet five years in a row by Downbeat magazine.

Bill Charlap, artistic director, piano

Bill Charlap has performed with many leading artists of our time, ranging from Phil Woods and Tony Bennett to Gerry Mulligan and Wynton Marsalis.

David Wong, bass

A native of New York City, bassist David Wong graduated from The Juilliard School.

Kenny Washington, drums

Kenny Washington has been a member of the Bill Charlap Trio for 20 years, and has performed and recorded with scores of major artists, including Benny Carter, Betty Carter, Ron Carter, Tommy Flanagan, Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Griffin, Benny Goodman, Phil Woods and many more.