“In a Mellow Tone” out streaming now!

The lead single from my upcoming album Third Time’s the Charm features fellow crooning trumpeter Bria Skonberg alongside Emmet Cohen, Russell Hall & Kyle Poole is officially out now, on all streaming platforms…check it out!

Click here to stream “In a Mellow Tone” now!

I’m also thrilled to be co-leading a new project alongside Bria entitled “Sing & Swing: Our American Songbook”. In collaboration with IMG Artists and Jazz @ Lincoln Center, we will be embarking on extensive touring around the US in 2024. However, if you’d like a sample of what this project will be, why not join us next weekend: we’re headlining Dizzy’s Club in NYC!

Bria and Benny: Jazz @ Lincoln Center (Nov. 5 & 6) - (copy and paste for tickets!)

BB3’s 2022 World Travel Highlights!

It’s been an absolute whirlwind of a year as far as traveling and touring goes, but the last few months have taken the cake! In August I headlined the Telluride Jazz Festival and immediately returned to Japan for the first time since the pandemic to once again teach at the SEIKO Jazz Workshop and perform at the Tokyo Jazz Festival. I’m actually returning to Japan in December already, to tour alongside drummer Tomohiro Mori’s new quartet…tour dates announced soon!

In October, I was blessed to combine two amazing gigs in South America into one big trip (my first time to South America!): I was invited to perform at the legendary Bebop Club in Buenos Aires, where I headlined for two nights and got my cell phone stolen by a motorcycle madman (long story there…). Despite the theft, I had an amazing time in Argentina and cannot wait to be back. From there, I went straight to Brazil where I performed with the incredible singer Liz Rosa, as well as fellow NY artists Emily Braden & Misha Pitagorsky. We played the “Fest Bossa Jazz” Festival on San Miguel de Gostoso beach, and also performed at the Dolores Club in Rio…I had such an amazing time in Brazil as well - my heart will be in South America for a long time!

Upcoming Tour Dates & Gigs:

For those of you wondering where you can find me next, I have updated my Calendar on my website for all shows at home & abroad throughout 2024! I will include a link below, but in the meantime, I’ll list a few highlights here throughout the end of the year…

Click Here For Full BB3 Tour Schedule
  • 11/2, 9, 16, 23: Smalls Wednesday Night Jam Residency (*23rd is birthday show!) - NYC (10:30pm)

  • 11/5-6: Bria & Benny @ Dizzy’s Club (J@LC) - NYC (7:30 & 9:30pm sets)

  • 11/13: BB3 Quartet @ The Django - NYC (6:30-9pm)

  • 11/18: Hart Community Series - Hart, MI ft. Lauren Henderson

  • 11/20: Annual Birdland Holiday Big Band Show w/Steven Feifke Big Band

  • 11/25: Chris’ Jazz Cafe - Philadelphia, PA ft. Anais Reno

  • 11/26: Winters Jazz Club - Chicago, IL

  • 12/2-3: Chris’ Jazz Cafe Holiday Show ft. Stella Cole

  • 12/7: Keystone Korner Baltimore (Dominique Bianco CD Release)

  • 12/9: “Joye of Jazz” in Aiken, SC (Holiday Show)

  • 12/10: “From New York with Love” Holiday Show: Straz Center, Tampa FL

  • 12/11-21: Tomohiro Mori 4Tet Japan Tour

  • 12/23: Con Alma Downtown (Pittsburgh, PA)

  • 12/28: Smalls Jam Residency - NYC (10:30pm)

  • New Year’s Eve: BB3 Hosts @ The Django NYC

    That covers it through the end of 2022…stay in touch and stay tuned for more new music and new tour dates for next year and beyond - love you all madly!