"Daniel Bennett airs his lilting, potentially hypnotic compositions" - TIMEOUT NEW YORK



Upcoming Concerts

December 21 - BB Kings Blues Club
237 West 42nd St, New York, NY
Bennett with Devin Bing
12:30pm-1:30pm


2015

January 2 - Funky Monkey Cafe
130 Elm St, Cheshire, Connecticut
Daniel Bennett Group 
$10 Cover
7pm-9pm


January 3 - Nashua Public Library
Live concert taping for Dreamfarm Radio
Airing at a Later Date
2 Court St, Nashua, New Hampshire
Daniel Bennett Group
3pm  

January 3 - Smyth Public Library  
55 High St, Candia, New Hampshire
Daniel Bennett Group
8pm

January 10 - Tomi Jazz
239 East 53rd St, New York, NY
Daniel Bennett Group
8pm 

February 14 - Tomi Jazz 
239 East 53rd St, New York, NY

Daniel Bennett Group
8pm


March 12 - Shades of Jazz Concert Series 
2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd.
Port Charlotte, Florida
Daniel Bennett Group
6pm-9pm

March 15 - Cocoa Beach Public Library
550 North Brevard Avenue
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Daniel Bennett Group
2pm

 

News: "Blank! The Musical" (Off-Broadway)















Daniel Bennett in Blank! The Musical, the first fully improvised off-Broadway musical to launch on a national stage (photo by Jenny Anderson).

"Witty, Likable & Ludicrous!"
-NEW YORK TIMES

"Mike Descoteaux, Daniel Bennett & Al Vetere accompanied the cast expertly, twisting our randomly chosen notes into an impressive score WITHOUT an active conductor or sheet music!"
-ENTERTAINMENT HOUR

"A very funny cast brings to life this one-night-only musical & an equally skilled house band comes up with original music on the spot!"
-PEREZ HILTON

News: Jazz at Lincoln Center & BSM







Jazz at Lincoln Center and Bloomingdale School of Music faculty concert (photo by Chen Chu)





CONCERT PICK: "Daniel Bennett Group, a mix of jazz, folk, and trance: North Shore Public Library, 250 Route 25A, Shoreham, NY" -New York Times


"Bennett makes hay with an airy approach that's buoyant enough to conjure notions of East African guitar riffs & Steve Reich's pastoral repetition."
- Village Voice (Full Article)
 
"Daniel Bennett airs his lilting, potentially 
hypnotic compositions"
- Timeout New York (Full Article)




"Refreshingly capricious and trippy jazz melodies."
-Yahoo Voices




"Bennett draws on the inspiration of folk music and the classic American minimalism of Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and Terry Riley."
- Boston Phoenix (Full Article)


"Cheerful, optimistic and without a shred of irony!"
- Jazz Weekly (Full Article)



"Daniel Bennett has established himself in the New York scene as a triple threat."
- Rochester City News (Full Article)
 


"A myriad of fresh, accessible sounds uninhibited by traditional expectations."
- JazzReview.com (Full Article)

"The Manhattan-based bandleader's intoxicating blending of experimental Folk-Jazz."
-Hartford Courant (Full Article)


"Energetic and fun! Rochester is in for an absolute treat with a visit by the Daniel Bennett Group."
-Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (Full Article)  



 
 
 
"Bennett is a modernist New York Jazz musician who plays saxophone in a manner that brings together elements of Steve Reich's minimalism."
-Cincinnati City Beat (Full Article)



"Bennett combines a feel-good folky vibe with intense minimalist-inspired loops."
- The Jazz Word (Full Article)


"This might be the first genuine musical equivalent to a Wes Anderson film." 
- Between Sound & Space (Full Article)

 
 

"Combining folkloric elements with the minimalist chord progressions of Steve Reich and Philip Glass.
- Jazz Police (Full Article)


"Bennett takes his unique brand of trance-like improvised soundscapes to subliminal new heights."
- Best Saxophone Website Ever (Full Article)