Han Bennink

Avant-garde jazz, Composer

1942 –

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Who is Han Bennink?

Han Bennink is a Dutch jazz drummer and percussionist. On occasion his recordings have featured his playing on clarinet, violin, banjo and piano.

Though perhaps best known as one of the pivotal figures in early European free jazz and free improvisation, Bennink has worked in essentially every school of jazz, and is described by critic Chris Kelsey as "one of the unfortunately rare musicians whose abilities and interests span jazz's entire spectrum." Known for often injecting slapstick and absurdist humor into his performances, Bennink has had especially fruitful long-term partnerships with pianist Misha Mengelberg and saxophonist Peter Brötzmann. Han is a brother of saxophonist Peter Bennink.

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Born
Apr 17, 1942
Zaandam
Also known as
  • Bennink, Han
Siblings
Nationality
  • Netherlands
Profession
Lived in
  • Zaanstad

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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