Virtuoso clarinetist David Bennett takes the stage Feb. 25.

February 18, 2022

Virtuoso clarinetist David Bennett takes the stage Feb. 25.

The ‘Kings of Swing’ concert is part of the Hart Community Performing Arts Series.

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HART — The Hart Community Performing Arts Series 2021-2022 season will continue Friday, Feb. 25, with a concert entitled “Kings of Swing” by virtuoso clarinetist David Bennett and his ensemble. 

The concert will begin at 7:30 pm in the Hart Public Schools Auditorium, and tickets will be available at the door for $15.

Bennett also plays electric guitar, piano, drums, and vocalizes. Saluting Swing to Rock: covering music from the swing era to early rockabilly and country, to Elvis Presley and more. Leading his Tribute to Benny Goodman, Bennett has been a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops (2013) and has played the show with 35 other US and Canadian orchestras including Nashville, Detroit, Rochester, Omaha, Toronto, Vancouver, Orlando, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Portland, Oregon, Portland, Maine and Houston. Fifty performing arts centers across the US have had success with his presentations.

Bennett has been featured on NPR Radio’s “Jazz at Riverwalk.” He made his European debut in 2008 at the 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.

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

The Hart Community Performing Arts Series is a presentation of the Hart Community Performing Arts Association, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. For more information about the concert or the association, visit hartseries.org or contact series Artistic Director Tom Kirk, at tomkirk@hartseries.org.

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