Vince Benedetti

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Vincent "Vince" Benedetti (born March 7, 1941 in Teaneck , New Jersey ) is an American jazz pianist who occasionally plays the trombone .

life and career

Benedetti, born in Teaneck in 1941, received piano lessons from the age of six and was later also taught the trumpet and trombone. In 1964, Pony Poindexter , with whom he went to Europe, brought him into his band. Then he worked as a solo pianist and in bands in Paris, Munich and Berlin. He accompanied u. a. Pepper Adams , Chet Baker , Eddie Lockjaw Davis , Roy Eldridge , Buddy DeFranco , Stan Getz , Dizzy Gillespie , Dexter Gordon , Johnny Griffin , Miriam Klein and Slide Hampton . He settled in Switzerland, where he headed the Swiss Jazz School for five years from 1975 and later taught in Basel. In 1988 he discovered the still unknown Diana Krall in Zurich , invited her on a tour with his quartet and recorded a first album with her in 1990 (which was not released until 2003).

Discographic notes

Lexigraphic entries

  • Bruno Spoerri , Biographical Lexicon of Swiss Jazz CD supplement to: B. Spoerri (Hrsg.): Jazz in Switzerland. History and stories. Chronos-Verlag, Zurich 2005; ISBN 3-0340-0739-6

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Biographical data of Vince Benedetti at Swiss Scene, IBO Verlag, 1988