New York Saxophonist Daniel Bennett Invades Ronnie Scott’s in London
New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. The Daniel Bennett Group performs their album release concert at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (47 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 4HT, UK) on November 18th and 19th. The trio is opening for Brazilian composer Hermeto Pascoal at the EFG London Jazz Festival. Daniel Bennett’s music changes constantly as he switches between saxophone, flute, and clarinet. The Boston Globe describes Bennett’s music as “a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism.” The band is celebrating the release of their newest album, ‘We Are the Orchestra’ (Music from the Whitney Museum). Daniel Bennett is joined by renowned guitarist Nat Janoff and master percussionist Koko Bermejo on drums. The trio was recently voted “Best New Jazz Group” in New York City Hot House Magazine. The Daniel Bennett Group has been featured in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and NPR. The Village Voice raves, “saxophonist Daniel Bennett makes hay with an airy approach that’s buoyant enough to conjure notions of East African guitar riffs and Steve Reich’s pastoral repetition.” Daniel Bennett studied saxophone at the prestigious New England Conservatory in Boston. During his time in Boston, Bennett performed regularly with the Portland Symphony and the New Hampshire Festival Orchestra. Bennett also toured Italy and Switzerland with renowned Boston jazz ensemble, Musaner. In addition to leading his own band, Daniel Bennett performs in Broadway and Off-Broadway theater productions in New York City. Daniel Bennett currently plays woodwinds in ‘Blank! The Musical,’ the first fully improvised Off-Broadway musical to launch on a national stage. The New York Times calls the show, “Witty, Likable and Ludicrous!” Daniel Bennett’s theatrical works have strongly influenced his eclectic sound and musical storytelling abilities as a bandleader.
Part of the EFG London Jazz Festival Hermeto Pascoal – piano, keyboard, flute and everything else! Fabio Pascoal – percussion Itiberê Zwarg – bass and vocals André Marques – piano Jota P. – saxes and flutes Ajurinã Zwarg – drums “The most impressive musician in the world” -Miles Davis Hermeto Pascoal is a noted Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist.