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January 18, 2007

Vancouver Jazz Saxophonist to Perform at Grammys

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz music news

Vancouver Saxophonist Eli Bennett Selected to Perform With Grammy Jazz Ensemble

Saxophonist Eli Bennett, 17, hasn’t yet graduated high school, but has already established an impressive list of performance credits including the Telluride Jazz Fest in Colorado, opening for McCoy Tyner at the Ottawa Jazzfest, and the All-Canadian Jazzfest in Port Hope, Ontario among them.

Nothing could have more prestige than being invited to perform at the Grammy Awards, and Bennett is slated to perform for the second time (his first was in 2006) at the annual celebration February. Bennett has been selected to perform with with the Gibson/Baldwin GRAMMY Jazz Combo, the first horn player in the history of the program to receive the honour.

He will share the stage with saxophone legends Phil Woods and James Moody.

With his participation the group has become a quintet, and they will make multiple appearances at a variety of venues as listed below:

GRAMMY Concert Schedule
Eli Bennett appears with the
Gibson/Baldwin GRAMMY Jazz Combo

Tuesday, Feb. 6

GRAMMY Salute To Jazz honoring Phil Woods & James Moody
Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre
6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA

Wednesday Feb. 7

Catalina Bar and Jazz Club
6725 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, Feb. 8

GRAMMY Career Day Concert
University of Southern California Thornton School of Music
840 W. 34th St. Los Angeles, CA

Music on Film Preservation Event celebration Country Music
Wilshire Ebell Theatre
4401 W. 8th St. Los Angeles, CA

Friday, Feb. 9

Capitol Recording Studios, Session 1
9am-6pm
1750 North Vine St. Hollywood, CA

GRAMMY Person of the Year Silent Auction
LA Convention Center

The Vic Jazz Club
2640 Main St. Santa Monica, CA

Saturday Feb. 10

Capitol Recording Studios, Session 2
9am-6pm
1750 North Vine St. Hollywood, CA

GRAMMY Nominee Reception
Wilshire Ebell Theatre
4401 W. 8th St. Los Angeles, CA

Sunday Feb. 11

Attend 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards Telecast
Staples Center
Los Angeles

GRAMMY Post Party Celebration
(immediately following telecast)
Staples Center
Los Angeles

for more information visit www.elibennett.com

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