From Peanuts to Sondheim: An Evening with the David Benoit Trio

Saturday, July 16 at 8pm, the Tower Theatre Foundation welcomes back one of the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. David Benoit returns to the stage accompanied by a bass and drummer, for an evening of multi-dimensional arrangements with notable influence from the sounds of Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach, Dave Grusin, and Leonard Bernstein.

Since 1977, David Benoit’s expansive career as a contemporary jazz pianist and composer has included over 25 solo recordings in addition to collaborations with a variety of musicians, including the Rippingtons, Emily Remler, Faith Hill, CeCeWinans, Brian McKinght and Alphonse Mouzon.

His prolific output since 2000 includes several prominent Charlie Brown related projects (40 Years: A Charlie Brown Christmas,Here’s To You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years) that reflect his lifelong passion for the music of original Peanuts composer Vince Guaraldi. Benoit has been nominated for three GRAMMYs, and in 2010 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Smooth Jazz Awards.

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