Benny Green

(Complete with a dessert course served by Benny Green.)

Frank Stewart / Jazz at Lincoln Center

Jazz has always been a music of continuum, its secrets passed down across generations. Benny Green is a shining embodiment of this process: A pianist originally inspired (and eventually endorsed) by mid-century modernists like Oscar Peterson; An apprentice to two of the music's greatest mentors, Betty Carterand Art Blakey; A conservationist of the bebop idiom, and a joyful guardian of its lexicon.