Saxophonist and Musical Humorist Daniel Bennett Tours Los Angeles
New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. Daniel Bennett can be heard throughout the world performing his award-winning compositions on saxophone, flute, clarinet, and oboe. The Daniel Bennett Group plays their Los Angeles CD release concerts at the Burbank Library (110 Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA) on July 9th (6:30pm) and the Montecito Library (1469 E Valley Rd, Montecito, CA) on July 10th (5:30pm). The band is promoting their newest album, ‘We Are the Orchestra’ (Manhattan Daylight Media). The album was inspired by Daniel Bennett’s musical theater arrangements for ‘Whitman at the Whitney’ at the Whitney Museum in New York City. The music is a provocative mix of jazz, avant-pop, and American folk music. The UK Jazz Journal gave the album five stars. Daniel Bennett will be joined by renowned guitarist Nat Janoff and master percussionist Koko Bermejo on drums. The band recently played album release concerts at the Blue Note (NYC) and Herb Alpert’s Vibrato (LA). The Boston Globe describes Bennett’s music as “a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism.” 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, NPR, Indianapolis Public Radio, San Francisco Examiner, Miami Herald, St. Louis Public Radio and the Village Voice. 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.” Time Out New York describes the music as, “hypnotic.” 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 recently composed the musical score for stage adaptations of ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Brave Smiles’ at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan. 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.
Sun, Jan 27 – Blue Note 131 West 3rd St, NYC TIX: 11:30am show / 1:30pm show Daniel Bennett Group Thurs, June 27 – 7PM “Blank! The Musical!”