Annie Bennett (alto saxophone) is a sophomore from Raleigh, N.C, studying American Studies and Music. She has extensive experience playing in small combo and big band settings throughout the Triangle and beyond. Annie has been selected to play in a variety of local, regional, and national jazz bands, including selection for NAFME’s All-National Jazz Band and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Summer Jazz Academy for two years running. She was awarded an Excellence at All-Nationals by Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2015. She has studied with a number of renowned jazz artists, including Ted Nash, Rodney Whitaker, and Wynton Marsalis.
She works extensively with the Center for the Study of the American South, and spent the past summer interning with Jazz at Lincoln Center’s education department. In her free time, she works with False Profits, UNC’s premiere comedy troupe. She is a recipient of the Kenan Music Scholarship.