Jazz performers to give concert at library Monday | News | The Press and Standard

by | August 21, 2016 6:00 pm

Last Updated: August 21, 2016 at 11:33 am

The Daniel Bennett Group trio will present a concert in the Colleton County Memorial Library auditorium on Monday, August 22 from 6:30-8 p.m.

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett can be heard throughout the world performing his award-winning compositions on saxophone, flute, clarinet and oboe. The group plays modern jazz, fused with elements of folk, surf rock and avant-pop.

Bennett studied saxophone at the prestigious New England Conservatory in Boston. During his time in Boston, he performed regularly with the Portland Symphony and the New Hampshire Festival Orchestra. He also toured Italy and Switzerland with renowned Boston jazz ensemble, Musaner. In addition to leading his own band, he performs in Broadway and Off-Broadway theater productions in New York City.

Bennett recently composed the musical score for stage adaptations of “Frankenstein” and “Brave Smiles” at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan, as well as playing woodwinds in “Blank! The Musical,” the first fully improvised Off-Broadway musical to launch on a national stage. The show was produced by Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Improv Boston.

Bennett’s theatrical works have strongly influenced his eclectic sound and musical storytelling abilities as a bandleader. He is an official endorsing artist for Morgan Mouthpieces.

“The Boston Globe” describes Bennett’s music as “a mix of jazz, folk and minimalism.”

The band was recently voted “Best New Jazz Group” in New York City Hot House Magazine.

Daniel Bennett Group is currently touring to promote its newest album, “Sinking Houseboat Confusion” (Manhattan Daylight Media). The group has been featured in Boston Globe Magazine, NPR, First Coast Living (NBC), Indianapolis Public Radio, San Francisco Examiner, St. Louis Public Radio and the Village Voice. The Village Voice said, “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.”

Visit www.danielbennettgroup.com to learn more.

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