Daniel Bennett

Daniel-Bennett_bw2New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has garnered worldwide acclaim for his unique compositional blend of Jazz, American Folk, and Minimalism. The Daniel Bennett Group has recently shared concert stages with national artists like Bill Frisell, Charlie Hunter, Greg Osby, James Carter, Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Steve Kuhn, Jerry Bergonzi, and David Fiuczynski. The Boston Herald described Daniel Bennett’s music as, “exploratory folk-jazz.” 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.” Daniel Bennett graduated from the New England Conservatory in Boston 2004 and began performing as a freelance musician with groups like the Portland Symphony, New Hampshire Festival Orchestra, Musaner, and the Duprees. During this time, Bennett also began to compose songs that featured folk melodies played on the saxophone in a jazz quartet format. Bennett’s chord progressions also maintained a unique minimalist quality, influenced by composers like Steve Reich and Philip Glass. The music was innovative, yet remarkably accessible to a broad spectrum of listeners. In the summer of 2011, the Daniel Bennett Group released their latest album, Peace and Stability Among Bears. The album was voted as a top album pick for 2011 by writers at All About Jazz and the Jazz Police.