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Benny Powell (I) (1930–2010)

Benny Powell was born on March 1, 1930 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Benjamin Gordon Powell Jr. He is known for his work on Quartet (1981), Adventures in Jazz (1949) and A Way of Life (2009). He died on June 26, 2010 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Quartet Music Department
A Way of Life Himself


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 1981 Quartet (musician: trombone)
 1973 Shaft (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- The Kidnapping (1973) ... (musician: trombone - uncredited)
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 2009 A Way of Life (Documentary)
 1949 Adventures in Jazz (TV Series)
- Episode #1.17 (1949) ... Himself

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Other Works:

He performed in the house band on The Merv Griffin Show (1962). See more »

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He taught jazz education since 1994 at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. See more »

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