Benny Powell

Benny Powell (March 1, 1930 – June 26, 2010) was an African-American jazz trombonist. He played both standard (tenor) trombone and bass trombone.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 1st, 1930 (New Orleans), Died June 26th, 2010 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone


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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Powell, Benny," accessed June 21, 2021,

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"Powell, Benny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 June 2021.

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