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Jazz Aberdeen Presents - The Alan Benzie Trio

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BBC Radio Scotland Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2007, eighteen year old pianist Alan Benzie is a jazz star in the making. Originally a classical violinist, Benzie switched to jazz piano in his mid-teens and was soon featuring with the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland as well as playing gigs with his own trio and trumpeters Valery Ponomarev and Colin Steele. Currently studying at Berklee School of Music in Massachusetts, where he has already won the 2008 Jazz Performance (Piano) Award, he returns to Scotland with fast-rising young rhythm team Andrew Robb (bass) and Jonathan Silk (drums) for an evening of swinging standards and high-energy original compositions.

This performance is presented in association with the 2008 Aberdeen International Youth Festival.

Succinctly swinginga very bright prospect John Fordham, The Guardian

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