Award-winning jazz trio Daniel Bennett Group to hold CD release concert in Bel Air – Baltimore Sun
The Daniel Bennett band, recently voted “Best New Jazz” by Hot House Magazine, will perform a special CD release concert at the Schlehr Pavilion in Rockfield Park, 501 E. Churchville Road in Bel Air Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
The concert is part of the Harford County Public Library Music Series.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Daniel Bennett Group back to Harford County for the third year in a row,” said Mary Hastler, CEO of Harford County Public Library. “Having a musical guest of this caliber based in New York is such an honor for us. Over the years our customers have grown to really enjoy this entertaining evening. The Daniel Bennett Group has a very strong fan base here in County Harford. We promise an evening of great music for all ages. “
The jazz trio is celebrating the release of their album “New York Nerve”. Daniel Bennett will be joined by percussionist Koko Bermejo (drums/keyboard) and bassist Kevin Hailey.
The Daniel Bennett Band have performed at Harford County Library’s Great Outdoor Series for the past three years as the library presents cutting-edge music, arts and literature events throughout the year while having a supportive community, said Bennett, the group’s founder.
“Joyce Wemer and Theresa Stephens have put together a very adventurous summer musical series,” Bennett said. “We love performing in Harford County. The community is incredibly supportive of the arts. We meet people who have attended the concert series every year.”
Bennett, who is also associate director of the New York Jazz Academy in Times Square, has been featured in Timeout New York, NPR and the Boston Globe. The UK Jazz Journal has called Bennett “an outspoken voice of hope” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bennett recently played woodwinds in “Blank!” The Musical,” the first all-improvised musical to hit a national stage. The New York Times called the show “Witty, Likable and Ludicrous!” Bennett’s theatrical works strongly influenced his eclectic sonic and musical storytelling abilities as a woodwind specialist.
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The group plans to return to County Harford next summer for the musical series, Bennett said.
The Harford County Public Library’s Summer Outdoor Series is part of the Summer Reading Adventure program and is one of the library’s most popular programs. Adventure activities encourage a love of reading through many different avenues, books, guest speakers, concerts, crafts, and many other activities.
In June, the library donated Mr. Jon & Friends to the Norrisville Library. This interactive program featured Mr. Jon and his funny friend George the Monkey for a stand-up musical comedy show.
In July, Circus Science led by former Ringling Brothers performer Gregory May explored the world of science with circus skills at Abingdon Library.
This month, the Fifty 7s filled the Aberdeen Library with everyone from children to grandparents as they sang, danced and played along to the library favourite.