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April 3, 201413 days ago

Debut Album to be Released Fall of 2014

VANCOUVER (April 3, 2014) In an official announcement today from Eli Bennett's Facebook fan page, Eli announced that his debut album as leader of the Eli Bennett Quartet will be released in the fall of 2014 on Addo Records (distributed by Conveyor/Universal Music Canada). Eli heads into the recording studio in early May; check out facebook.com/elibennettmusic for a behind-the-scenes look into the recording studio!
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June 17, 201310 months ago

Eli Receives Two Leo-Nominations for Best Score

VANCOUVER (May 12, 2013) The 2013 Leo-Award-Nominees were officially announced today with Eli Bennett receiving two nominations for Best Musical Score in a Short Drama for "Escape Act" and "Reset". The Leo Awards (Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia), celebrates artistic excellence in British Columbia Film and Television. The Celebration Awards Ceremony is June 7, 2013 in Vancouver. For more information, please visit: http://www.leoawards.com.
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February 9, 20131 year ago

Bennett Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal!

VANCOUVER (Jan. 31, 2013) - In an official ceremony held today at Canada Place with BC Premier Christy Clark, Bennett, along with 85 other British Columbian's, was awarded Canada's prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the throne. Recipients of the medal have made a significant contribution to a province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada. Like Her Majesty, those recognized have dedicated themselves in service to their fellow citizens, communities and country. For more information please see the links below.

Official Press Release: Here

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September 21, 20121 year ago

Bennett Wins 2012 Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award!

VANCOUVER (Sept. 21, 2012) - Eli Bennett was recently awarded the 2012 Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award for Emerging Artist by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.  Held Sept. 20th, 2012 at the Roundhouse Community Arts Centre, the official Ceremony honoured award recipients and emerging artists from a range of categories including studio arts, performing arts and lifetime achievement.

Official Press Release: Here

Official Bios: Here

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March 15, 20122 years ago

Chris Potter Plays Acapella Solo Standards eBook RELEASED!

CANADA (Mar. 15, 2012) — Eli Bennett Publishing is pleased to announce its inaugural eBook release entitled Chris Potter Plays Acapella Solo Standards.

The 136-page book features eleven acapella solo transcriptions from virtuoso tenor saxophonist CHRIS POTTER and is available from www.elibennett.com as a digital eBook download.  Focusing entirely on Potter’s approach to playing jazz standards, Chris Potter Plays Acapella Solo Standards includes eleven inspiring & exciting solos: All The Things You Are, Tune Up, I Love You, 26-2, Have You Met Miss Jones (Versions 1 & 2), Just Friends, It Could Happen To You, Confirmation, Ladybird, and I Hear A Rhapsody.

A renowned soloist, accomplished composer and formidable bandleader, saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation.  Down Beat called him "One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet" while Jazz Times identified him as "a figure of international renown." Jazz sax elder statesman Dave Liebmann called him simply, "one of the best musicians around," a sentiment shared by the readers of Down Beat in voting him second only to tenor sax great Sonny Rollins in the magazine's 2008 Readers Poll.

For more information, or to purchase a copy of Chris Potter Plays Acapella Solo Standards, please visit www.elibennett.com.

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December 29, 20112 years ago

Bennett leads music for "Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman"

Los Angeles, CA - June 22, 2011 - Eli Bennett leads the music portion of the hit TV show "Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman" on the Science Channel!  The Season 2 episode, "Does Time Exist" airs internationally on June 22, 2011 at 10PM.
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December 29, 20112 years ago

2011 Fred Sheratt Award from MusiCounts and CARAS in Toronto!

Toronto, ON – June 29, 2011 – MusiCounts honoured the 2011 Fred Sherratt Award recipients in a presentation today at the Bell Media building in downtown Toronto. The 5-year partnership with CTVglobemedia, now Bell Media, gives the award to outstanding post-secondary graduates of Canadian music programs from the twelve partner colleges and universities. Special guests on hand for the ceremony were Fred Sherratt and Melanie Berry, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts. Each recipient was given a monetary award of $3500 as well as an all-expenses paid trip to Toronto to attend the reception and take in a behind the scenes tour of MuchMusic and Bell Media Radio.

The Official Press Release: http://www.musicounts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Musicounts-Fred-Sherratt-2011-Press-Release-Final-Version-EN.pdf