Dave Bennett 'Rockin' the 50s'

Showings

Dogwood Center - Main Stage Sat, Feb 11 7:30 PM

Description

Dave 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, 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 Mack Avenue Records artist. His 2013 CD “Don’t Be That Way” met with critical acclaim.  His second release, Blood Moon, which features five originals and six pop/jazz covers, reached No 24 on the Billboard Jazz charts in 2018. 

During the isolation of the pandemic, fate steered Bennett’s time off the road and pushed him into his home studio where he transcended his jazz leanings altogether.  Released in June 2022, “Nowhere Fast” taps into the pain and joy of living in these trying times, the power of healing, and music’s ability to transform isolation into inspiration.  Road songs, reverb-laded guitar solos that could power a surf documentary, and memories of loves and lives lost are the mile markers that make up his latest release.