Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Val Bennett was a Jamaican tenor saxophonist and jazz and roots reggae musician who began his career in the 1940s. He made a number of releases on the Island Records and Crab Records labels.In the late 1940s, Bennett led his own band, the Val Bennett Orchestra. Artists that played in Bennett''s band included Jah Jerry Haynes, Lloyd Knibb, and Ernest Ranglin, whose first professional experience was with this band. The Val Bennett Orchestra performed regularly at the Colony Club, performing mainly for foreign visitors to Jamaica. The band also toured abroad, performing in countries including Haiti, where they picked up merengue and played it on their return to Jamaica.
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