At just 32, Emmy-nominated artist Benny Benack III is a remarkable talent, excelling both as a fiery trumpeter in the tradition of Kenny Dorham and Freddie Hubbard and as a suave, Sinatra-inspired singer. In the 2022 Downbeat Critics Poll, he ranked #2 Rising Star Male Vocalist and also earned recognition as a Rising Star Trumpeter. Benny’s impeccable intonation and virtuosity allow him to deliver intricate vocalese solos, and he’s equally proficient on the piano.
As an Emcee/Host for Postmodern Jukebox and a viral sensation alongside the Grammy-winning “8-Bit Big Band,” Benny has performed globally. His sophomore album, “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” features jazz luminary Christian McBride and showcases his versatility and bop-infused artistry. Benny’s duet on “Social Call” with vocalist Veronica Swift became an instant hit.
Beyond his jazz career, Benny has shared the stage with Josh Groban, Ben Folds, and fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi. He’s graced prestigious venues like Birdland and Jazz @ Lincoln Center and made television appearances on shows like “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
Hailing from a lineage of Pittsburgh jazz greats, Benny continues to honor his family’s legacy while forging his unique artistic path. An endorsing artist for several brands, he combines his musical prowess with a flair for fashion.