In the same week, at the Chicago Jazz Festival , he presented a recreation of his Further Definitions album, using some of the original musicians. Carter was a member of the music advisory panel of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Carter was also a Kennedy Center Honoree in , and received honorary doctorates from Princeton ,  Rutgers ,  Harvard , and the New England Conservatory One of the most remarkable things about Benny Carter's career was its length.
It has been said that he is the only musician to have recorded in eight different decades. Having started a career in music before music was even recorded electrically, Carter remained a masterful musician, arranger and composer until he retired from performing in Wynton accepted on Benny's behalf.
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A Gentleman and His Music.The majority of the material in the Benny Carter Collection is dated from the late s through the later half of the s. Donated to the Smithsonian Institution in December, , the bulk of the collection is comprised of original music manuscripts (full scores and parts), band books, and published sheet music from Benny Carter's prolific career as a jazz composer and musician.