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The Clarinet Swing Kings feature the amazing, talented star of swing clarinet, Dave Bennett, as he leads an all-star ensemble including piano, string bass, guitar, drums, and vocals to bring you the hits of the great clarinetists. Featuring Dave Bennett (clarinet), Paul Keller (bass), Pete Siers (drums), Tad Weed (piano), Jim Cooper (vibraphonist), Carol McCartney (vocalist), and Hugh Leal (rhythm guitar).
Entirely self-taught, Dave began at age 10 on clarinet listening to and quickly playing along with Benny Goodman records. At 12 he was invited by legendary jazz trumpeter Doc Cheatham to the bandstand of New York’s famous Sweet Basil jazz club. By 14 he was out frequently touring around the USA with Michigan’s New Reformation Dixieland Band. Later self-taught instruments were the electric guitar and “boogie-woogie” style piano.
Dave has led his Clarinet Swing Kings in concerts in 30 states and has performed with more than 20 orchestras in the U.S. and Canada. Acclaimed for his Benny Goodman tribute, Dave now salutes such greats as Artie Shaw, Jimmy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Pete Fountain, Acker Bilk and, of course, Benny Goodman.
$25 Members / $35 Non-Members / $10 Students