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.