Eli beats his dad to Leo Award!

Eli Bennett Leo Awards

Eli Bennett beat his father for a Leo Award last month! Him and his dad, Daryl Bennett, were nominated in the same category, Best Musical Score in a Feature-Length Documentary for his work in Believe: The True Story of Real Bearded Santas.

It was the first time in Leo Awards history that a father and son have been nominated in the same category! Twenty years ago, Eli's dad won the first ever Leo Award for Best Musical Score in a Feature Length Drama when son Eli was nine years old. How cool is that.

Eli says 'Blessed to have such talented and incredible parents who have inspired, encouraged, and taught me to dream big and achieve my dreams and it's because of you that I can stand on stage and accept this award!'

See more of what Eli gets up to on instagram @elibennettmusic
Eli Bennett

35-time internationally award-winning jazz saxophonist and 4-time Leo-Nominated film composer Eli Bennett, is one of Canada’s most awarded and recognized emerging jazz artists.

Based in Vancouver, BC, his debut jazz album Breakthrough spent three months on the homepage of iTunes Canada Jazz as one of the top selling albums of 2015 and received a nomination for “Jazz Album of the Year” from the Western Canadian Music Awards. Eli has performed twice at the GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles and has shared the stage with GRAMMY Winners Oscar Peterson and the Neville Brothers, is a two-time recipient of the CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award from the National Jazz Awards, was awarded the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for music as well as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Premier of BC.

He’s currently touring internationally with Vancouver’s Juno-Nominated band, Five Alarm Funk and recently received a Juno Nomination (Canadian GRAMMY) for “Instrumental Album of the Year”.

Check Eli's instagram: @EliBennettMusic

and website http://elibennett.com


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  • 08/06/2018
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