by Denis Gray
Bennyís Last Blast!! is the story of overworked jazz angel Sebastian B. Coles III, a.k.a. "Benny," who resides in Jazz Heaven and is one of Godís best jazz angels. He is entrusted by God and Godís Jazz Council with a mission on Planet Earth thatís so breathtaking it will call on all of Bennyís powers and expertise as a jazz angel to successfully complete. He will "appear" nightly at Peteís Place, a once-popular jazz club thatís seen better days, gigging on his heavenly trumpet with Bill Mondayís Blue Monday Combo Ė Bill Monday, Fats Booker, Swingtime Simmons, and Wildman Brown Ė four former great jazz musicians who are now in the twilight of their careers. This new jazz mission to Planet Earth is the biggest and most serious God has yet assigned Benny. Will Benny be able to complete the job to Godís liking, or have God and His Jazz Council chosen the wrong angel to send down to Planet Earth to perform what must be a miracle at Peteís Place?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
It was the love of jazz that prompted Missouri native Denis Gray to write Bennyís Last Blast!!, along with his belief that any art must have its practitioners for it to survive. This music lover currently resides in Long Island, New York, with his wife Barbara. They have a son, Darin. Bennyís Last Blast!! is also available as a play by the same name.
(2002, paperback, 96 pages)