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My name is Benny Poole, I'm a saxophonist based in Jackson, Michigan.  My decision to play the saxophone was influenced by one of the greatest saxophonists named Wardell Gray that settled in Jackson while playing with the Benny Goodman Orchestra.

I was established enough in my early years, that when I recognized talent bringing them to Jackson to perform with me...such as Gene Harris, Lyman Woodard, Eddie Russ, Alvin Jones, and Abbey Lincoln, whom already lived in Jackson, it assisted them in getting world known.

I have performed with Grant Green, Richard "Groove" Holmes, also at concerts with the Lloyd Price Band and Jimmy Smiths Group and more.

I have been a long time performer at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort and other venues.