Benedict, Jeff

Groovy Panda Records, 2021CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 27.1

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 87
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Saxophonist Jeff Benedict has been in the music since he was a kid. His passion and enthusiastic approach comes through in the music, and he performs with friends who share his passion. Guitarist Dave Askren steps up on “Ant Dance” and then makes it funky on “Tom and Jerry”, in homage to LA’s Tom Scott and Jerry Hey. We also enjoyed the spirited rendition of “Cheek to Cheek”, “Hikky Burr” and “Armadillo Research”. There’s a good mix of both traditional and contemporary standards all jazzed up and swinging with this large ensemble.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions