Daniel Bennett on Syndicated "This Artistic Life"

2021 Concerts

March 27 - Tomi Jazz 
239 East 53rd St, NYC
6:30pm-9:30pm (In-Person)

April 1 - Nashua Public Library
2 Court St, Nashua, NH
Facebook LIVE concert (7PM)

April 6 - Tomi Jazz 
239 East 53rd St, NYC
6:30pm-9:30pm (In-Person)

April 7 - Jeffersonville Library
211 E Court Ave, Jeffersonville, IN
Facebook LIVE concert

May 1 - Malvern-HSC Library
202 East 3rd St, Malvern, Arkansas
Facebook LIVE concert

June 26 - Triad Theatre
158 West 72nd St, NYC 
In-Person Concert (7pm)

July 17 - Millbrook Winery Jazz Series
26 Wing Rd, Millbrook, NY
In-Person Concert (5:30pm)

Sept 22 - New Britain Museum  
Walnut Hill Jazz Series 
56 Lexington St, New Britain, CT
In-Person Concert (6:30pm)

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Ten10 Studios Concert

Timeout New York

An unbreakable scene - By Shaye Weaver

Jazz musician Daniel Bennett of the Daniel Bennett Group, who has played at Greenwich Village clubs for years, says that its clubs had been packed before the pandemic hit and most venues featured multiple bands every night. Tourists from around the world were coming to the Village to hear music at Smalls, Mezzrow, Blue Note, Village Vanguard, 55 Bar, and Zinc Bar among others. 

The Greenwich Village jazz scene has also fostered new talent from across the globe.

“Music students at New York University and the New School can actively tap into the Greenwich Village jazz scene,” Bennett said. “I played my first gigs in Greenwich Village at Cafe Vivaldi and the Sidewalk Cafe many years ago. I always feel at home when I'm performing in the Village. It’s a great place for young people—you can walk a few blocks and catch new music at dozens of jazz clubs.”

Bennett also says New Yorkers won’t let the scene die and that it’s “unbreakable.”

“Jazz clubs are mobilized as the city continues to bounce back,” he said. “We have a deep-rooted history that will carry us through the pandemic. We have unlimited talent and creative energy. The Greenwich Village jazz scene has stood the test of time. This virus will die, but our cultural renaissance is just beginning!”

During the shutdown, the Daniel Bennett Group (a quartet featuring saxophone, clarinet, flute and Oboe) has been playing outdoor concerts at the Canary Club and Tomi Jazz almost every week and sees Greenwich Village jazz clubs making it work through daily livestreams and outdoor concerts, which New Yorkers have gotten to enjoy this summer.