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After-Hours Concert: Daniel Bennett Group

Friday November 12 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Live music returns to the library! Join us for an after-hours concert in the main lobby when we host the Daniel Bennett Group, playing songs from their new album. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and music will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Daniel Bennett’s new album, ‘New York Nerve,’ was conceived outside under snow-covered heat lamps at New York City jazz clubs. “Outdoor music was our thing this year. The earth was our stage,” says Daniel Bennett. The band was the first jazz group to record in Manhattan after the studios re-opened in 2020.

The Daniel Bennett Group performs regularly at the Blue Note (NYC), Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (London) and Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Club (LA). Bennett is a touring clinician and associate director of the New York Jazz Academy in Times Square. Daniel Bennett recently played woodwinds in ‘Blank! The Musical,’ the first fully improvised musical to launch on a national stage.

The New York Times called the show, “Witty, Likable and Ludicrous!” Daniel Bennett’s theatrical works have strongly influenced his eclectic sound and musical storytelling abilities as a bandleader. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette describes Bennett’s music as, “modern jazz, surf rock and avant-pop.” Timeout New York chronicled Daniel Bennett’s pioneering spirit during COVID-19, highlighting Bennett’s leadership during the global pandemic. Sammy Stein (Jazz Journalists Association editor) called Bennett, “an outspoken voice of hope.”

This concert is free and open to all. No registration is required. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. In memory of Dorothy Thorsen.

Performers may not wear masks during the event. Any performers not wearing masks have provided proof of vaccination.

For additional information, please contact Samantha at or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.


Friday November 12
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Main Lobby