During the month of April, we hope you enjoy artists who help celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month.
The CCA is proud to present jazz icon David Benoit for a one-time virtual performance, in partnership with the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation.
For three decades, the GRAMMY®-nominated pianist/composer/arranger David Benoit has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. Join us for an evening of beautiful piano melodies and refrains that will lift your spirits and relax your body. This performance will explore all facets of David’s 40-year career in music, including a sneak preview from his brand new album, plus perennial favorites and a special tribute to his jazz piano heroes.
More about David Benoit:
Playing music professionally since the age of 17, Benoit not only has a prolific career in jazz but also in composing and arranging classical music, movie scores, chamber music and even a ballet. He has received three GRAMMY® nominations in the categories of Best Contemporary Jazz Performance, Best Large Ensemble Performance and Best Instrumental Composition. In 2010, Benoit received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Smooth Jazz Awards. He has worked with an impressive array of musicians including the Rippingtons (of which he was an original member), Emily Remler, Alphonse Mouzon, Dave Koz, Faith Hill, David Sanborn, CeCe Winans and Brian McKnight.