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DR. BENNY GOLSON Multi-talented-and internationally famous jazz legend, - a composer, arranger, lyricist, producer - and tenor saxophonist of world note

 

 

 

 

 

In 1995 Golson received the NEA Jazz Masters Award of the National Endowment for the Arts. Nation's highest honor in jazz is bestowed on eight living legends Click here: NEA Jazz Masters 1982 to 2010

In October 2007 Golson received the Mellon Living Legend Legacy Award presented by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation at a ceremony at the Kennedy Center. Additionally, during the same month, he won the University of Pittsburgh International Academy of Jazz Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award at the university's 37th Annual Jazz Concert in the Carnegie Music Hall.

In November 2009, Benny was inducted into the International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame during a performance at the University of Pittsburgh's annual jazz seminar and concert.

 

 


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Thank you for your impressive E-mail message and the enclosed photographs. It was great meeting you and hearing you. Though you had a comforting job and an abundance of security as a conductor with The New Jersey Transit, it's obvious your heart lies within the existing realm of the music we lovingly call jazz. Few of us will ever get rich by engaging in this pursuit, but our hearts will be overrun with joy and satisfaction for having done it. Time cannot be so cruel as to keep us apart indefinitely. So, onward and upward as we chase our dreams with a votive and determined effort, in spite of all else, with an inelluctable spirit of success concerning our proleptic tomorrows. We have no choice but to HIT IT over and over again at every opportunity as faithful visionaries letting no one or anything get in our way.


 

Noblesse Oblige,

 


Benny


 

 

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Multi-talented-and internationally famous jazz legend, - a composer, arranger, lyricist, producer - and tenor saxophonist of world note, Benny Golson was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 25, 1929. Raised with an impeccable musical pedigree, Golson has played in the bands of world famous Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic and Art Blakey. Few jazz musicians can claim to be true innovators and even fewer can boast of a performing and recording career that literally redefines the term "jazz". Benny Golson has made major contributions to the world of jazz with such jazz standards as:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Benny Golson is the only living jazz artist to have written 8 standards for jazz repertoire. These jazz standards have found their way into countless recordings internationally over the years and are still being recorded.  

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He has recorded over 30 albums for many recording companies in the United States and Europe under his own name and innumerable ones with other major artists. A prodigious writer, Golson has written well over 300 compositions. For more than 55 years, Golson has enjoyed an illustrious, musical career in which he has not only made scores of recordings but has also composed and arranged music for:


 

 

Count Basie


John Coltrane,

Miles Davis,

Sammy Davis Jr.,

Mama Cass Elliott,

Ella Fitzgerald,

 

 

Dizzy Gillespie,

 

Benny Goodman,

Lionel Hampton,

Shirley Horn,

Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork David Jones and the Monkees,

Quincy Jones,

Peggy Lee,

Carmen McRae,

Anita O'Day,

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Oscar Peterson,

Lou Rawls,

 

Mickey Rooney,

Diana Ross,

The Animals (Eric Burden),

Mel Torme,

George Shearing,

Dusty Springfield His prolific writing includes scores for hit TV series and films:

TV Drama,

The Academy Awards,

The Karen Valentine Show,

Television specials for ABC,

Television specials for BBC in London and Copenhagen, Denmark

Theme for Bill Cosby's last TV show,

A french film 'Des Femmes Disparaissent" (Paris)

Golson made a cameo appearance in the 2004 movie The Terminal,

related to his appearance in the A Great Day in Harlem photo

He has written music for national radio and television spots for some of the major advertising agencies in the country. Some of these commercials were for: Borateem, Canada Dry, Carnation, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Clorox, Dodge, General Telephone, Gillette, Heinz Foods, Jack in The Box, Liquid Plum'r, MacDonald's, Mattel Toys, Monsanto, Nissan, Ohrbachs, Ore-Ida Frozen Potatoes, Parliament Cigarettes, Pepsi Cola, Texaco

 

Benny Golson has absolute mastery of the jazz medium. He has not only blazed a trail in the world of jazz but is passionate about teaching jazz to young and old alike.

He has lectured at the Lincoln Center through a special series by Wynton Marsalis.

He has lectured to doctoral candidates at New York University and to the faculty at National University at San Diego.

Honored with doctorates from William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ and Berklee School of Music, Boston, MA, Dr.

Golson has also conducted workshops and clinics at: Appalachian University, Boone,

NC Berklee School fo Music, Boston,

MA Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY

Howard University, Washington, DC

Julliard School of Music, New York,

NY Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY

New England Conservatory Paris Conservatory, Paris, France

University, New Orleans, LA

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

University of Denver, Denver, CO

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, Appleton, WI

William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ

Golson's musical odyssey has taken him around the world. In 1987 he was sent by the US State Department on a cultural tour of Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Singapore. Later, Philip Morris International sent him on an assignment to Bangkok, Thailand to write music for the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra. A live performer who consistently knocks audiences off their feet, Benny Golson has given hundreds of performances in the USA, Europe, South America, the Far East and Japan for decades. Benny is also working on a major college textbook and his autobiography

This humble musical giant continues to impress critics, fans and fellow musicians with his prodigious contributions to the world of jazz.

Discography - As leader

* Benny Golson's New York Scene (Fantasy Records, 1957)

* The Modern Touch (Fantasy Records, 1957)

* The Other Side of Benny Golson (Original Jazz Classics, 1958)

* Groovin' with Golson (Fantasy Records, 1959)

* Gone with Golson (Original Jazz Classics, 1959)

* Gettin' with It (Original Jazz Classics, 1959)

* Meet the Jazztet (Geffen, 1960)

* Stockholm Sojourn (Original Jazz Classics, 1964)

* Up, Jumped. Spring (LRC Ltd., 1990)

* Up Jumped Benny (Arkadia Jazz, 1997)

* Tenor Legacy (Arkadia Jazz, 1998)

* Tune in Turn on to the Hippest Commercials of the Sixties (Verve Records, 1999)

* That's Funky (Arkadia Jazz, 2000)

* One Day Forever (Arkadia Jazz, 2001)

* Terminal 1 (Concord Records, 2004)

* Free (Benny Golson album) (Argo Records, 2004)

* Turning Point (Benny Golson album) (Verve Records, 2005)

* The Masquerade Is Over (Azzurra Music, 2005)

* The Many Moods of Benny Golson (Arkadia Jazz, 2007)

* Take a Number From 1 to 10 (Verve Records, 2007)

* Three Little Words (Benny Golson album) (Synergie OMG, 2007)

* New Time, New 'Tet (Concord Records, 2009) As sideman With Art Blakey

* Moanin' (1958) With Dizzy Gillespie

* Rhythmstick (1990) With Arkadia Jazz All Stars

* Thank You, Duke!

 

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Fred Irby, III

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Director of Howard University Jazz Ensemble

Howard Music Professor Designated Lowell Mason Fellow


 

WASHINGTON (July 16, 2010) – The National Association for Music Education(MENC) recently announced that Fred Irby, III, professor of Music, director of
Howard University Jazz Ensemble, was designated as one of the five Lowell Mason Fellows for 2009.

 

 

 

The fellowship honors Lowell Mason who is
credited with introducing music instruction to American public schools
and establishing teacher training in music education. The fellows are
being recognized as outstanding music educators and advocates. They have
furthered the Association’s mission of music education for all.

 


 

Also recognized as fellows are Michael Bates, senior manager, Institutional Solutions Group, Yamaha
Corporation of America; Jere W. Fridy, music educator and director of
numerous school, military, and community bands; Douglas W. Herbert,
special assistant to the assistant deputy secretary of Innovation and
Improvement, U.S. Dept. of Education; and Randolph F. Kummer, former
executive director of Illinois Music Educators Association, music
educator and music department chair at Lincoln-Way High School.

 


 

The honorees were formally recognized at a ceremony in Washington, DC on June 27 during MENC’s 2010 Music Education Week. For more information,

 


 

 

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Filmography
Filmography:: Composer, Soundtrack, Music Department, Self Composer:

* 1990s
* 1980s
* 1970s
* 1960s

1. Ed's Next Move (1996)
2. "The Creative Spirit" (1992) TV mini-series
3. The Boss (1991)

4. The Sophisticated Gents (1981) (TV)

5. In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni (1978)
... aka We Spin Around the Night Consumed by the Fire (International: English title: literal title)
6. "M*A*S*H" (5 episodes, 1973-1975)
- Abyssinia, Henry (1975) TV episode
- White Gold (1975) TV episode
- Operation Noselift (1974) TV episode
- Hot Lips and Empty Arms (1973) TV episode
- Kim (1973) TV episode
7. "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1974) TV series (unknown episodes)
8. "Roll Out" (1973) TV series (unknown episodes, 1973)
9. "Mannix" (1 episode, 1972)
- See No Evil (1972) TV episode
10. "Room 222" (52 episodes, 1969-1972)
- There's No Fool Like ... (1972) TV episode
- The Quitter (1972) TV episode
- The Witch of Whitman High (1972) TV episode
- I Gave My Love (1972) TV episode
- Suing Means Saying You're Sorry (1972) TV episode
(47 more)
11. "Longstreet" (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
- Let the Memories Be Happy Ones (1972) TV episode
- The Shape of Nightmares (1971) TV episode
- One in the Reality Column (1971) TV episode
12. "Mission: Impossible" (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
- Blues (1971) TV episode
- A Ghost Story (1971) TV episode
- Flip Side (1970) TV episode
13. "The Partridge Family" (4 episodes, 1970)
- Danny and the Mob (1970) TV episode
- See Here, Private Partridge (1970) TV episode
- Whatever Happened to the Old Songs? (1970) TV episode
- The Sound of Money (1970) TV episode

14. "It Takes a Thief" (8 episodes, 1968-1969)
- The Beautiful People (1969) TV episode
- Who'll Bid Two Million Dollars? (1969) TV episode
- Saturday Night in Venice (1969) TV episode
- A Case of Red Turnips (1968) TV episode
- Hans Across the Border: Part 2 (1968) TV episode
(3 more)
15. Where It's At (1969)
16. Skifascination (1966)
17. Stop Driving Us Crazy (1961)

Soundtrack:

* 2000s
* 1980s

1. More Than a Game (2008) (writer: "Jamboree")
2. "The Simpsons" (1 episode, 2006)
- Jazzy & The Pussycats (2006) TV episode ("Killer Joe")
3. Where the Truth Lies (2005) (writer: "Whisper Not" (1967))
4. The Terminal (2004) (writer: "Killer Joe") (performer: "Something in B-Flat", "Killer Joe")

5. "The Cosby Show" (1984) TV series (unknown episodes)

Music Department:

* 1990s
* 1970s

1. "Cosby" (1996) TV series (composer: theme music) (unknown episodes)

2. "Roll Out" (composer: additional music) (1 episode, 1973)
- Christmas of '44 (1973) TV episode (composer: additional music)
3. "Mission: Impossible" (conductor) (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
- A Ghost Story (1971) TV episode (conductor)
- Flip Side (1970) TV episode (conductor)

Self:

* 2000s
* 1990s
* 1960s

1. "Imagine" .... Himself (1 episode, 2004)
- Saint John Coltrane (2004) TV episode .... Himself
2. The Terminal (2004) .... Himself

3. Detour Ahead: An Afternoon with Herb Ellis (1996) (V) .... Himself
4. "The Charlie Rose Show" .... Himself (1 episode, 1995)
... aka Charlie Rose (USA: new title)
- Episode dated 27 February 1995 (1995) TV episode .... Himself
5. A Great Day in Harlem (1994) .... Himself

6. "The Steve Allen Show" .... Himself - Musican (1 episode, 1960)
... aka The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (USA: new title)
- Episode #5.19 (1960) TV episode .... Himself - Musican

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