The Daniel Bennett Group — recently voted "Best New Jazz Group" in the New York City Hot House Jazz Awards — perform a no-cover "pass the hat" / "tip the talent" show at 7pm before our weekly jazz jam with The Gordon Vernick Quartet.
"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." — Village Voice
"Daniel Bennett's signature sound merges jazz and folk traditions, as his lyrical alto saxophone and flute wind through an organic soundscape." — Jazziz Magazine
Doors @ 6:30 PM
New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. Insite Magazine calls Bennett's music, "refreshingly capricious and trippy." 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." The Boston Herald describes Bennett's music as "exploratory Folk-Jazz hybrid." Timeout New York raves, "Daniel Bennett airs his lilting, potentially hypnotic compositions!"
The Daniel Bennett Group was recently voted "Best New Jazz Group" in the New York City Hot House Jazz Awards. The band has released six critically-acclaimed albums: A Nation of Bears, The Legend of Bear Thompson, Peace and Stability Among Bears, Live at the Theatre, Clockhead Goes to Camp, and The Mystery At Clown Castle. Daniel Bennett has been featured in Boston Globe Magazine, NPR, First Coast Living (NBC), Indianapolis Public Radio, St. Louis Public Radio, and the Village Voice.
Daniel Bennett recently composed and performed the original musical scores for Frankenstein and Brave Smiles at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan. Recent off-Broadway theater performances include the North American premier of Legacy Falls and a revival of Swingtime Canteen at Cherry Lane Theatre. Daniel Bennett recently played woodwinds in Blank! The Musical, the first fully improvised Off-Broadway musical to launch on a national stage. Entertainment Hour raved, "Mike Descoteaux (piano), Daniel Bennett (reeds) and Al Vetere (drums) accompanied the cast expertly and twisted from our randomly chosen notes an impressive score WITHOUT an active conductor or sheet music!" The New York Times called the show, "Witty, Likable and Ludicrous!" Daniel Bennett is an Endorsing Artist for Morgan Mouthpieces.