The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum brings a little New York jazz to the west coast tomorrow evening, Friday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m. The group voted “Best New Jazz Group” in New York City Hot House Magazine makes just one stop in Oregon on their national tour – in Cannon Beach! The Museum offers a unique opportunity to listen to the group that has broken jazz barriers to create a sound that is called “synergistic” by NPR, transcendent by New York Times, and hypnotic by Time Out New York.
The Daniel Bennett Group performs modern Jazz, fused with elements of American Folk and experimental classical music. Yahoo Voices calls Bennett’s music, “refreshingly capricious and trippy.” Daniel Bennett will be joined by renowned guitarist Nat Janoff and master percussionist Matthew Feick on drums. 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 Globe describes Bennett’s music as “a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism.”
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 is very active in the New York City musical theater scene. Daniel Bennett recently composed the musical score for stage adaptations of Frankenstein and Brave Smiles at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan. Daniel Bennett recently played woodwinds in Blank! The Musical, the first fully improvised Off-Broadway musical to launch on a national stage. The New York Times called the show, “Witty, Likable and Ludicrous!” Daniel Bennett’s theatrical works have strongly influenced his eclectic sound and musical storytelling abilities as a bandleader. The Daniel Bennett Group has been featured in Boston Globe Magazine, NPR, First Coast Living (NBC), Indianapolis Public Radio, St. Louis Public Radio, and the Village Voice. Visit www.danielbennettgroup.com to learn more about this amazing group.
Now is your chance to have a taste of New York in your own backyard, but get your tickets now. Seating for this concert is limited. Tickets are available through our online gift shop, by phone (503-436-9301), or in person (1387 South Spruce Street.) Tickets are $12.00 adults and $2.00 children. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. All proceeds will help fund upcoming events at the History Center; including future concerts, lectures, exhibits, and field trips.