Benny Green Trio

Benny Green Trio

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Pictured: Benny Green

Credit: WXXI

Benny Green is one of the most exciting, hard-swinging, hard-bop pianists to emerge from Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. See why when you watch this epiosode of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Sunday, February 14 at 2 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Benny Green's mastery of keyboard technique, coupled with his experience playing with some of the most celebrated artists of the last half-century, have made him one of today's most exciting, hard-swinging, hard-bop pianists .

More about the series:

Produced by WXXI, the national series provides jazz lovers a front row seat to one of the most popular and respected jazz festivals in the country. The series offers an unsurpassed look into the 2015 jazz festival, featuring performances by an eclectic group of musicians, which in addition to the Benny Green Trio, includes Tessa Souter, Clifton Anderson, and Antonio Sanchez.

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, held in Rochester, New York – home of the Eastman School of Music, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Garth Fagan Dance, and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film– is a nine-day event that hosts more than 300 concerts at 19 venues. Now in its 13th year, the festival is the brainchild of John Nugent and Marc Iacona and draws more than 190,000 people from 30-plus states and 15 countries. From legendary performers and familiar favorites – to rising stars and new discoveries – this festival navigates all genres of creative improvised music from all corners of the world.

Shot in the historic Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music, the series features four performances and artist interviews.

The series, distributed by American Public Television, is supported in part by The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation. For more information, visit