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New York Saxophonist Daniel Bennett at San Clemente Library
October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. The music changes constantly as Bennett switches between saxophone, flute and clarinet. The Boston Globe describes Bennett’s music as “a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism.” The Daniel Bennett Group performs their album release concert at the San Clemente Library (242 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA) on October 20th at 2pm. The band is celebrating the release of their newest album, ‘We Are the Orchestra’ (Manhattan Daylight Media). The album features music from “Whitman at the Whitney,” a theater production that Bennett orchestrated at the Whitney Museum (NYC). 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, 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.” 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.