Golson playing in New York City, 2006
|Born||January 25, 1929|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Genres||Jazz, bebop, hard bop|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, arranger|
Benny Golson (born January 25, 1929) is an American bebop/hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger. He was a member of Lionel Hampton and Dizzy Gillespie led bands. Golson is known for co-founding and co-leading The Jazztet with trumpeter Art Farmer in 1959. His best known song is "I Remember Clifford".
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