Dave Bennett's Quartet - Onstage Experience

Dave Bennett's Quartet - Onstage Experience

An evening that offers intimate cabaret-style seating onstage, reminiscent of the classic jazz rooms of yesteryear.

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About Dave Bennett

Dave Bennett doesn’t fit the mold. 

For starters, you don’t find many jazz clarinet players who name Alice Cooper, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Chris Isaak among their influences. You won’t find many musicians who are equally conversant with the music of Benny Goodman (the “King of Swing”) and Roy Orbison (“The Soul of Rock and Roll”). In fact, you may not find even one other clarinet virtuoso who breaks from his Swing Era repertoire to sing rockabilly hits while accompanying himself at the piano or electric guitar.   

Dave began his national touring career at the age of 14. He has been a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops (2013) and has been featured with 35 other US and Canadian orchestras including Nashville, Houston, Detroit, Rochester, Omaha, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Orlando, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Portland, OR and Portland, ME.  Some of his annual appearances include The Elkhart Jazz Festival, The Suncoast Classic Jazz Festival, The Arizona Classic Jazz Festival, The Sacramento Hot Jazz Jubilee, The Clambake Music Festival, and The Redwood Coast Music Festival. 

Dave has been featured on NPR Radio’s “Jazz at Riverwalk.” He made his European debut in 2008 at The Bern Jazz Festival (Switzerland) in a combo with jazz legends and Benny Goodman band alumni guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and vibraphonist, the late Peter Appleyard.  

In March 2022, Dave and his band performed to a sold-out audience at New York City’s Birdland Theater. 

Dave is a recording artist on jazz label Mack Avenue Records.  His second release, Blood Moon reached No. 24 on the Billboard Jazz charts in 2018.   

During the isolation of the pandemic, fate steered Dave’s time off the road into a bold new direction. He put his guitar pedal to the metal and stepped away from his beloved clarinet. A songwriter stepped forward.  Road songs, reverb-laded guitar solos that could power a surf documentary, and memories of loves and lives lost are the mile markers that makeup his latest release “Nowhere Fast”.  His first full-length rock album is a deep, soul-searching joyride through the back streets of his mind.   

Leave it to Dave Bennett to prove that sometimes the best way to move forward is to go back to the beginnings of what drives you.   

 

Upcoming Events

Saturday | Apr 20, 2024

Dreams of Faraway Lands 

Join us for an exciting musical journey inspired by the cultures of faraway lands.

Event Starts 7:00 PM
Tuesday | Apr 23, 2024

The Accidentals

Cover Art Album Release Tour

Event Starts 7:00 PM
Saturday | May 4, 2024

Celebrating 35 Years of Sharing Music

Featuring pieces by Jeffrey Cobb, Franz Schubert, Leonard Bernstein, Gwyneth Walker, and Eric Whitacre, amongst others.

Event Starts 7:30 PM
Sunday | May 5, 2024

Northern Michigan Brass Band Concert

Event Starts 3:00 PM
Friday | May 10, 2024

The Okee Dokee Brothers

Calling all bluegrass and American roots music fans to join around the “campfire” with the GRAMMY Award-winning duo The Okee Dokee Brothers.

Event Starts 6:00 PM
May 17 - 18, 2024

Through The Pages

2024 Annual Spring Dance Recital

Sunday | May 19, 2024

An American in Paris

Wit, beauty, charm, smart dancing, happy music, melodious singing, and originality. There's nostalgia, as well, for those who have known and loved Paris.

Event Starts 2:00 PM
Sunday | May 19, 2024

Singin' In the Rain

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Event Starts 7:00 PM
Sunday | May 26, 2024

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Preservation Hall Jazz Band was founded in 1961, and since then has been dedicated to playing and promoting the traditions of New Orleans jazz.

Event Starts 7:00 PM
Sunday | June 9, 2024

Blade Runner

A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Event Starts 2:00 PM
Sunday | June 9, 2024

Blade Runner 2049

Young Blade Runner K's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Event Starts 7:00 PM
Saturday | June 15, 2024

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's unique take on American swing and jazz music has thrilled audiences worldwide for more than three decades.

Event Starts 7:00 PM
Wednesday | June 19, 2024

360 ALLSTARS

A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, 360 ALLSTARS connects the street with the elite to deliver a supercharged urban circus.

Event Starts 7:00 PM
Saturday | June 22, 2024

Comedian Ivan Decker

Ivan Decker is an award winning stand-up comedian and writer known for his sharp, polished, and multi-layered observational comedy

Event Starts 7:00 PM
June 29 - 30, 2024

When You Wish - A Tribute to 100 Years of Magic

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, this musical revue will captivate both the young and the young at heart.

Tuesday | July 2, 2024

The King's Singers

Regarded as the gold standard in a cappella singing.

Event Starts 7:00 PM
Saturday | July 6, 2024

Jo Dee Messina

Event Starts 8:00 PM
Saturday | July 13, 2024

2024 Gala - Sounds of Motor City

We heard it through the grapevine that two legendary Motown groups, The Temptations and The Four Tops, are headlining the celebration of the season

Event Starts 8:30 PM
July 20 - 21, 2024

An Evening with Chris Botti

Grammy Award-winning Chris Botti is the complete package: a dazzling trumpeter at home in everything from jazz to pop to rock, a brilliant bandleader who lets his players shine, and a born showman whose joy at being on stage is infectious.

Apr 2024