Introducing our first Fan Pix Selection, Benny Benack III

With the announcement of our 31st season, we launched a new Fan Pix campaign which gave you an opportunity to recommend up-and-coming jazz musicians you want to see live on the MCG Jazz Stage. We received hundreds of great recommendations and are proud to present one of your pix this fall. Pittsburgh’s own Benny Benack III will be joining our Stacey Kent program on December 9.

Benny will be celebrating the release of his first solo CD project, One of a Kind. On One of Kind, Benny shows himself to be a wry and expressive songwriter and lyricist, bringing his boundless musical gifts together in a program that’s steeped in tradition but every bit as restlessly individual as his album title suggests.

Benny now resides in New York City and travels the world as a soloist, leader and educator. All of us in the Pittsburgh jazz community are very proud of him. If you already have tickets for that show – you are in for a treat. If you do not have that show in your package, please try to join us for this very special evening.