Bass guitar great Stanley Banks, a winner of multiple platinum and gold records. Banks is a Brooklyn native and member of the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame. Stanley began playing the bass while in high school, but his real musical education came from playing in the clubs along Fulton and Nostrand Avenues in Brooklyn. His professional career began with Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson and blossomed as Esther Phillips’ band leader. On July 4, 1975, he met George Benson and started an on-going 44-year relationship with this jazz legend.
Location: Sugar Hill Supper Club, 217 Nostrand Ave., dining/cocktails available, info: 718.797.1727, www.sugarhillsupperclub.com