Thursday, January 15, 2015

Out to Lunch : Wednesday, 3/11/2015 @ 12:15pm

Free Lunch-time Concert with the NYC Jazz Duo 
The Daniel Bennett Group

Daniel Bennett Saxophone/Flute/Oboe 
Nat Janoff Guitar

In the Lounge at 303 North
(just inside the Laura St. entrance).

Attendees may bring a brown-bag lunch to enjoy during the performance.

The Daniel Bennett Group has recently shared concert billings with artists like Bill Frisell, Charlie Hunter, Greg Osby, and James Carter. The band has released five critically-acclaimed albums in the last ten years. In 2013, the Daniel Bennett Group celebrated the release of "Clockhead Goes to Camp" with a sold-out concert at the Metropolitan Room in New York City.

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. Insite Magazine called Bennett's music, "refreshingly capricious and trippy." 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." Mr. Bennett recently composed the original musical score for the stage adaptation of Frankenstein at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan. The show was a top pick in The New York Times. Recent Off-Broadway theater performances include the North American premier of Legacy Falls and a revival of Swingtime Canteen at Cherry Lane Theatre. Daniel 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!"

Guitarist Nat Janoff is one of the most active jazz players in the fertile New York City music scene. Nat Janoff has performed with artists like Michael Brecker, Matt Garrison, Kenny Burrell and Dave Samuels. In addition to playing with his own groups, Mr. Janoff has performed with the Daniel Bennett Group, R&B legend David "Pic" Conley, pianist Norman Simmons and drummer Victor Jones. Nat can be heard on Atlantic Records’ recording artist Debelah Morgan’s album, Dance With Me. He has been a guest instructor at the annual William Paterson University summer jazz camp. Nat currently leads his band at the legendary 55 Bar in Greenwich Village every month.

"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."
- VILLAGE VOICE

“Daniel Bennett Group plays a mix of jazz, folk, and trance.”
- BOSTON GLOBE

"Saxist Daniel Bennett airs his lilting, potentially hypnotic compositions"
- TIMEOUT NEW YORK