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Honestly, I had written an entire set of several paragraphs for these two amazing musicians - and my ultra-sensitive Hewlett Packard kicked me off the screen (sigh - take me back, Dell, please!)
But then I got to thinking about the VAST similarities between these two highly respected artists. No joke - Dan Cipriano and Daniel Bennett are both New York based. And both are amazing on a multitude of instruments - including sax (their main focus) - and exceptional as well on piccolo, oboe, flute, clarinet and bass clarinet!
Then, there's another sweet commonality: they were both involved successfully in Off-Broadway productions. Dan in "Love, Janis" and Daniel in "Crab House."
Respected by fellow performers, loved by fans on home turf and beyond, and cited for their powerfully original style of playing. But only ONE of these Dans is engaged to Cindy Bradley :) Hah!
That Dan (Cipriano) starts off the show at one p.m. Eastern time on November 27th, 2012. He'll take us on his musical journey - from his days in the Army, when he played in two bands - to the hundreds of gigs and studio sessions that he has done - to the litany of superstars with whom he has shared the stage (and screen!). You honestly won't believe the body of work - but Sting could tell you!
Daniel Bennett's work has been called "exploratory Folk-Jazz Hybrid" (of course, I love this!) by the Boston Globe - and he has been called a "genius" by All About Jazz. One listen to "Peace and Stability Among Bears" and you'll be inclined to agree on both.
Composer, Bandleader, Producer and Promoter - the uber talent that is handsome Daniel dazzles us at two.
Get ready for holiday spirit as you hadn't imagined - with two incredible and unique gifts to the universe - who share a first name - and so much more!
It's good to talk.