CORY WEEDS QUINTET featuring NYC TRUMPETER BENNY BENACK III

sat04may8:00 pmCORY WEEDS QUINTET featuring NYC TRUMPETER BENNY BENACK III8:00PM | $30-$40

About the Artist(s)

Tenor saxophonist Cory Weeds assembles his all-star Vancouver quartet once again and invites a very special guest to join them!

By age 32, Emmy-nominated trumpeter and singer Benny Benack III has proven to be that rarest of talents: not only a fiery trumpet player with a stirring command of the postbop trumpet vernacular in the vein of Kenny Dorham and Freddie Hubbard, 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. This duel-threat ability was recognized by the 2022 Downbeat Critics Poll where he appeared as not only the #2 Rising Star Male Vocalist, but a top Rising Star Trumpeter as well. His superb intonation and bracing virtuosity enable him to handle astounding feats of originally composed vocalese (complex solos with written lyrics). On top of it all, he’s a highly capable pianist as well.

with CHRIS GESTRIN piano, JOHN LEE bass, JESSE CAHILL drums