Daniel Bennett Group
Daniel Bennett: Alto Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Koko Bermejo: Drums, Keyboard
Kevin Hailey: Electric Bass
New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. The Daniel Bennett Group is celebrating the release of their 9th studio album, 'New York Nerve.' The Boston Globe described Bennett's music as, "a mix of Jazz, Folk and Minimalism." The music shifts rapidly from Jazz Fusion to American Folk Music. The band recently played their London album release at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club. Daniel Bennett is joined by master percussionist Koko Bermejo (drums/keyboard) and acclaimed bassist Kevin Hailey. Daniel Bennett has been featured in Timeout New York, Baltimore Sun, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, and NPR. The UK Jazz Journal called Bennett "an outspoken voice of hope" during the COVID 19 pandemic. Daniel Bennett Group was recently voted 'Best New Jazz' in Hot House Magazine. Daniel Bennett is a touring woodwind clinician and associate director of the New York Jazz Academy in Times Square. The Daniel Bennett Group tours extensively, performing at major clubs and festivals. The band was recently featured on NPR's 'Here and Now.' Daniel Bennett is also an active musician in the NYC theater scene. Bennett orchestrated the music for 'Whitman at the Whitney,' a multimedia theater production at the Whitney Museum. Daniel Bennett played woodwinds in 'Blank! The Musical,' the first fully improvised 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 shaped his eclectic sound and musical storytelling as a bandleader. Daniel Bennett's genre-bending sound has captivated audiences throughout the world.