Summer Garden Music Series

When: Wed., June 10, 6 p.m. 2015

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett is performing a special "Indianapolis CD Release" concert at the Indianapolis Public Library on Wednesday, June 10th at 6pm. The concert will take place outside in the Central Library east garden.

The Daniel Bennett Group is celebrating the release of their newest album, The Mystery at Clown Castle. Daniel Bennett can be heard throughout the world performing his award-winning compositions on saxophone, flute, clarinet, and oboe.

The Daniel Bennett Group performs modern Jazz, fused with elements of American Folk and experimental classical music. The Daniel Bennett Group was recently nominated as "Best Jazz Group" in the Hot House Magazine NYC Jazz Contest. 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." Time Out New York describes the music as, "hypnotic." 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), and the Village Voice.

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