Thu April 30, 2009
Dave Bennett's Tribute to Benny Goodman comes to Omaha this weekend
Clarinetist joins the Omaha Symphony for a weekend of music.
By Chris Cooke
Omaha, Nebraska – Dave Bennett's Tribute to Benny Goodman hits Omaha May 1-3 at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Clarinetist Dave Bennett and his jazz sextet breathe new life into this timeless, feel-good music. The sextet will join the Omaha Symphony for three days of performances this weekend, conducted by Omaha Symphony Music Director Thomas Wilkins.
Dave Bennett is a 24-year-old authentic musical prodigy whose breathtaking talent is electrifying and unmistakable. With perfect control, articulation, and technique, Bennett's ability is second to none and is highly regarded by musicians and Symphony Conductors, including Thomas Wilkins.
KIOS Jazz Host Chris Cooke invited Wilkins to the studio on Thursday to discuss the weekend's concerts. Click on the link to hear the interview.
For more information about the concerts, please visit www.omahasymphony.org
Recording Engineer: Mike Hansen.
Chris Cooke is the host of Jazz in the Afternoon on KIOS-FM.