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biography

 

 

b.1955

London, England

 

Instruments

Tenor Saxophone

Flute

Clarinet

 

 

Located

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Born in England 1955, Benn Clatworthy grew up in 

London. Active in the London music scene during 

the  1970's, he moved to Los Angeles in 1980  

where he studied Saxophone, Flute, and Clarinet 

with Phil Sobel. In the late 80's he was 

recommended for Horace Silver's band, Horace in 

turn recommended Benn to discovery records 

resulting in his first CD release as a leader

"Thanks Horace".

 

In addition to his work as a solo artist, Benn leads a quartet and also the band System 6. He has appeared on many albums over the span of a 35 year career.

 

Clatworthy has performed with; 

Jimmy Cleveland, The Los Angeles Philharmonic 

Orchestra, Billy Higgins, Otmaro Ruiz, Cab 

Calloway, Donald "Duck" Bailey, The Temptations, 

Alex Acuna, Larry Gales, Cedar Walton, Bobby 

Shew, Roy McCurdy, The Platters, Ernie Andrews, 

Francisco Aguabella, Tony Inzalaco, Albert "Tootie" 

Heath, Pete Christlieb, Jimmy Branly, Cecilia 

Coleman, The Coasters, The Mills Brothers, Ray 

Armando, Cyndi Lauper, Henry "The Skipper" 

Franklin, Lawrence Marable, John Heard, Martin 

Drew, Art Hillary, Donald Dean, Johnny Hammond 

Smith, Frank Strazzeri, John Beasley, Kei Agagi, 

Joey Sellers, Eric Reed, Willie Jones III, Barbara Morrison and many others...