|Born||October 7, 1980|
Westfield, New Jersey, U.S.
Benny Reid (born October 7, 1980) is a jazz saxophonist.
Reid was born in Westfield, New Jersey, and his parents exposed him to the music of John Coltrane and Miles Davis. His high school teacher was Andy Fusco, saxophonist with the Buddy Rich band. Reid cited as his biggest saxophone influences Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, and Paul Desmond. In 2002, he graduated from the music program at Indiana University. He also studied with Eric Alexander, Mike LeDonne, Chris Potter, and Dick Oatts.