BackCountry Jazz History

Bennie Wallace

Bennie Wallace, tenor saxophonist, composer and recording artist for more than three decades “is one of the most exciting saxophonists on today’s jazz scene” DownBeat. With over 20 jazz recordings, five DownBeat awards, numerous recording awards, Wallace has performed and recorded with many jazz greats, among them: Elvin Jones, Tommy Flanagan, and Chick Corea. He has also shown his southern roots by playing and recording with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dr. John and other blues artists. Wallace is the composer for Oscar- nominated films, among them: Redux Riding Hood and Little Surprises. Composer credits include Paul Newman’s Blaze, Bull Durham, White Men Can’t Jump, and Betty Boop, among others. Wallace is the BackCountry Jazz Artistic and Music Director.