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Harlem Home Sessions Led By Gianluca Renzi

Sunday, March 28, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, March 28, 2021

Sunday, March 28th
3 pm (New York -EST)

 


Gianluca Renzi invites
Benny Bennack III (tp/vocal)

Alex Collins (piano)

Third in a generational line of Pittsburgh jazz notables, Benny follows in the footsteps of his trumpeter and bandleader grandfather, Benny Benack, Sr. (1921-86), and his father Benny Benack, Jr., a saxophonist/clarinetist who gave the young Benny his first professional experience.
By age 28, trumpeter and singer Benny Benack III has proven to be a rare talent: not only a fiery trumpet player with a stirring command of the postbop trumpet vernacular in the vein of Kenny Dorham and Blue Mitchell, but also a singer with a sly, mature, naturally expressive delivery in the post-Sinatra mold, performing standards and his own astute songs with a thrilling sense of showmanship. His superb intonation and bracing virtuosity enable him to handle astounding feats of originally composed vocalese (complex solos with written lyrics). And he’s a highly capable pianist as well.

Alex Collins is an incredible New York City pianist, composer and arranger. Making his debut at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival with the Brandon Wright Quartet in 2010, Collins has worked alongside dozens of Jazz greats. Since arriving on the New York scene, Alex has performed at prolific venues across the city, such as the Blue Note, The Plaza Hotel, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center, Fat Cat and Smalls Jazz Club just to name a few!

 

About Gian Luca Renzi:

Gianluca Renzi is a New York City based bass player, composer, arranger, sound engineer and educator. He is an internationally acclaimed jazz musician and he currently performs on a regular basis with some of the world’s best known jazz artists.

Before moving to New York in 2008 he was one of the most active Italian bass players, performing with many European Jazz Stars. Gianluca Renzi has been a member of the Antonio Farao` trio (with Dejan Terzic); Rosario Giuliani quartet (with Pietro Lussu, Fabrizio Sferra); Rosario Giuliani quintet (with Dado Moroni, Flavio Boltro, Fabrizio Sferra); Maurizio Giammarco Megatones (with Pino Iodice, Dario Cecchini, John Arnold). He also worked with Roberto Gatto, Enrico Pieranunzi, Fabrizio Bosso, Franco Ambrosetti, Riccardo Fassi, Umberto Fiorentino Stefano Battaglia, Ettore Fioravanti, Giampoalo Ascolese, Amedeo Tommasi and many american artists on tour in Europe such as: Alex Sipiagin, Bobby Watson, David Binney, Alvin Batiste, Edward Simon, Carl Allen, Gary Smulyan, Steve Grossman, Orrin Evans, Gene Jackson, Steve Lacy, Adam Nussbaum.

Live every Sunday

Don’t miss the Harlem Home Sessions live concert series. Every Sunday at 3pm live streaming on Youtube from NYC! Visit the Events Page and subscribe to my Youtube Channel

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Details

Date:
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Website:
https://www.youtube.com/c/gianlucarenzi?Sub_confirmation=1

Venue

Gianluca Renzi
Harlem, NY United States + Google Map