America's Roots of Pop

By the Dave Bennett Quartet

About the event

A multi-instrument phenomenon, DAVE BENNETT is a clarinet virtuoso who plays electric guitar, piano, drums, AND vocalizes! One of the only artists saluting the Roots of Pop, Bennett covers music from the swing era and Rock-n-Roll to country, Elvis and the Beatles.

His quartet consists of Dave on clarinet, guitar, piano and vocals; Doug Cobb on drums; Todd Weed on piano; and Kurt Krahnke on bass.

This show will not only showcase Dave’s clarinet, but his fine voice as well as his famous “rockabilly” guitar and wild piano. Backed by their full repertoire of Swing, Dixieland and Benny Goodman standards, they will branch out with Elvis, Roy Orbison and other country and rock music.

Dave Bennett, a Michigan native, is an authentic musical prodigy (totally self-taught) on his clarinet, which was given to him at age 10 by his grandparents. He then taught himself to play Benny Goodman songs by ear, listening to a tape given to him by his grandfather. He was only 14 when he began traveling all over the US with several Michigan based Dixieland bands. Now we discover that he is also an excellent singer and plays a “mean” guitar and wild piano. What more can a musician do?

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Available at the Box Office Windows or Dahl Arts Center.

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