Milford Library Presents Jazz Concert via Zoom May 19 at 7pm
The Milford Public Library presents a special Zoom concert with New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett and Koko Bermejo (drums/keyboard) on Wednesday, May 19th at 7pm. The Boston Globe describes Bennett's music as "a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism." Timeout New York chronicled Daniel Bennett's pioneering spirit during COVID-19, highlighting Bennett's leadership during the global pandemic. Sammy Stein, international editor for the Jazz Journalists Association, called Bennett, "an outspoken voice of hope." The Daniel Bennett Group played over 100 outdoor concerts during the pandemic. Bennett continues to play a weekly livestream concert with Koko Bermejo on drums and keyboard. Florida Today called the weekly livestream a "welcome treat" for the global jazz community.
The Daniel Bennett Group's 2021 album release, 'New York Nerve,' is available worldwide. "The album was conceived outside under snow-covered heat lamps at New York City jazz clubs. “Outdoor music was our thing this year. The earth was our stage," says Daniel Bennett. The Daniel Bennett Group has toured the world, performing regularly at the Blue Note (NYC), Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (London) and Herb Alpert's Vibrato Club in Los Angeles. The Daniel Bennett Group was recently voted 'Best New Jazz Group' in Hot House Magazine.
Daniel Bennett is a touring clinician and associate director of the New York Jazz Academy in Times Square. He also performs in Broadway and Off-Broadway theater productions in New York City. He arranged the musical score for 'Whitman at the Whitney,' a multimedia theater production at the Whitney Museum in New York City. 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.