Jazz pianist vocalist and composer Heather Bennett has many years of experience as a musician, educator and music director. In 2018 was her latest full CD release and first vocal recording,“Lazy Afternoon” (Summit Records). Since then she has been recording various original Gospel tracks, released independently on Spotify. Ms. Bennett began her performing career in Austin, TX where she produced two instrumental CD’s of her original material. In 1997 she made the move to NYC where she produced three more original jazz recordings for Apria Records. She had the opportunity in NYC to study extensively with Richie Beirach and then later with Sal Mosca., Heather has worked as a teaching artist in the NYC schools for over 20 years, while also enjoying many performing opportunities. She has worked extensively as a music director at various churches of different faiths since 1999. She is currently organist and music director at Presbyterian Church of Teaneck since 2014. She has performed and/or recorded with: Billy Hart, Rufus Reid, Dennis Irwin, Will Lee, Dave Pietro, Roseanna Vitro, Ada Rovatti, Randy Brecker, Ingrid Jensen, Greg Tardy, Ed Schuller, Rick Margitza, Joe Cohn, Danny Walsh, Daniel Carter, Pamela Hart, Ratzo Harris, Jaz Sawyer, George Schuller, Ari Hoenig. Mike Pope, Tim Horner, Bill Mobley, Pete McCann, Donny McCaslin, and Mike Richmond among others.