Monday, March 30, 2015


The Daniel Bennett Group just released  (Manhattan Daylight Media), and are currently touring the United States and Europe to promote the album. Their NYC album release will be at the Metropolitan Room on June 28th. The Daniel Bennett Group was recently nominated "Best Jazz Group" in the NYC Hot House Awards. The Boston Globe describes thier music as a groovy "mix of Jazz, Folk and Minimalism."

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!"

Daniel Bennett has been featured on NPR's "Here and Now" radio program. The Daniel Bennett Group was recently nominated "Best Jazz Group" in the New York City Hot House Jazz Awards. The band has released five critically-acclaimed albums in the last ten years: A Nation of Bears, The Legend of Bear Thompson, Peace and Stability Among Bears, Live at the Theatre, and Clockhead Goes to Camp.  In 2013, the Daniel Bennett Group celebrated the release of Clockhead Goes to Camp with concert at the Metropolitan Room in New York City.  The International Review of Music raves, “Clockhead Goes to Camp is beautiful enough to delight a child!

Daniel Bennett recently composed and performed the original musical score for the stage adaptation of Frankenstein 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!"

Upcoming appearances:
April 11 - Tomi Jazz, New York, NY 
May 8 - Hudson Guild Theatre, New York, NY 
May 9 - Hudson Guild Theatre, New York, NY
May 10 - Hudson Guild Theatre, New York, NY
May 15 - Hudson Guild Theatre, New York, NY 
May 16 - Hudson Guild Theatre, New York, NY
May 30 - Tomi Jazz, New York, NY
June 6 - Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, KS
June 7 - Marvin Auditorium, Topeka, KS
June 9 - St. Louis Library Auditorium, St. Louis, MO
June 20 - Funky Monkey Cafe, Cheshire, CT
June 28 - Metropolitan Room, New York, NY
July 18 - Tomi Jazz,  New York, NY

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