New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett can be heard throughout the world performing his award–winning compositions on saxophone, flute, clarinet, and oboe. The Daniel Bennett Group plays quirky Modern Jazz, fused with elements of Surf Rock and Avant-Pop. The Boston Globe describes Bennett’s music as “a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism.” The band was recently voted “Best New Jazz Group” in New York City Hot House Magazine. Daniel Bennett Group is currently touring to promote their newest album, Sinking Houseboat Confusion (Manhattan Daylight Media). On the new album, Bennett is joined by Nat Janoff (guitar), Eddie Khaimovich (bass), and Matthew Feick (Drums). The album was produced by MP Kuo at Eastside Sound Recording in Manhattan. Sinking Houseboat Confusion is Bennett’s 7th full length album on the Manhattan Daylight Media label. The band has summer promotional tours planned in Atlanta, Washington DC, Charleston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Des Moines, and Indianapolis.
The Daniel Bennett Group has been featured in Boston Globe Magazine, NPR, First Coast Living (NBC), Indianapolis Public Radio, San Francisco Examiner, St. Louis Public Radio and the Village Voice. 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.” Time Out New York describes the music as, “hypnotic.” Daniel Bennett studied saxophone at the prestigious New England Conservatory in Boston. During his time in Boston, Bennett performed regularly with the Portland Symphony and the New Hampshire Festival Orchestra. Bennett also toured Italy and Switzerland with renowned Boston jazz ensemble, Musaner. In addition to leading his own band, Daniel Bennett performs in Broadway and Off-Broadway theater productions in New York City. 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 show was produced by Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Improv Boston. 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. Daniel Bennett is an official endorsing artist for Morgan Mouthpieces.