Civic Music Association kicks off the season with Clarinet Swing Kings

Published 6:47 am Sunday, September 23, 2012

Clarinet Swing Kings

The Albert Lea Civic Music Association kicks off the season with the Clarinet Swing Kings at 3 p.m. Sept. 30. Admission is by season tickets only. Tickets are available for sale at the concert. For additional information on tickets contact Taryn Israel Nechanicky at 552-1266.

Dave Bennett has led his sextet in concerts in 30 states and performed with more than 20 orchestras in the U.S. and Canada. Michigan born, Bennett is a self-taught prodigy who began at age 10 playing the clarinet given to him by his grandfather. At 17, Bennett won a competition over 600 entrants to guest solo with the Count Basie Orchestra. Pete Fountain encouraged him after hearing him play. Bennetts’ remarkable re-creation of the artistry and sound of Benn Goodman brings the swing era to life in all its glory. Bennett and his band salute all the great players of the past and play their biggest hits.