Seattle, Washington
1972 - 1975


Danny Benson ~ Bass
Robert Damper ~ Keyboards
Kenny Gorelick (Kenny G) ~ Saxophone
David Jackson ~ Percussion
Dean Mochizuki ~ Saxophone
Lee Turner ~ Drums
David Yamasaki ~ Guitar

I attended Franklin High School from 1972-75 and played in the “Jazz Lab” band.  Over a three to four year period the band won several regional jazz competitions as well as the overall grand prize at the National Jazz Festival in Reno 3 years in a row.  There were several talented musicians that came through Franklin at that time, and who went on to make careers in the music industry, the most famous being Kenny G.  While at Franklin, the rhythm section and a few horn players formed a band we called “Energy” and played gigs around town.

Dan Benson, February 2009

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Last Update:  31 July 2010
Credits: Dan Benson
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