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Dave Bennett to perform with MCC Jazz Band and Jazz

04/16/2019

Dave Bennett
Dave Bennett

Jazz musician Dan Bennett will perform a concert with the Mott Community College Jazz Band and Jazz Combo April 23 at 7 p.m. in the Mott Memorial Building Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted toward MCC’s Music Scholarship Fund.

Bennett is a clarinet virtuoso who plays electric guitar, piano, drums, and vocalizes, covering music from the Swing Era to early Rockabilly and Country, to Elvis Presley and more. He 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,OR and Portland, ME, and Houston.

An annual fixture at several American music festivals, Dave’s “Rockin the ‘50s” show always brings down the house! His annual “roots music” presenters include The Elkhart Jazz Festival, The Suncoast Classic Jazz Festival, The Arizona Classic Jazz Festival, The Southeast Clambake Music Festival, and The Redwood Coast Music Festival.

Dave has been featured on NPR Radio’s “Jazz at Riverwalk,” and he made his European debut in 2008 at 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.

Dave is a Mack Avenue Records artist. His 2013 CD “Don’t Be That Way” 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 Music Department at Mott Community College offers a comprehensive two-year collegiate music program designed to fulfill the freshman and sophomore requirements needed to transfer to four year colleges and universities. Unique to MCC among community colleges, the College has both a strong jazz studies and chamber ensemble program. Offering a broad musical curriculum from classical to jazz and commercial music, the music department serves a wide variety of students. Additionally, MCC has a partnership with Saginaw Valley State University, enabling MCC music students to continue their studies at SVSU in either music performance or music education. For more information about the Music Department at MCC call 810-762-0332 or visit mottmusic@mcc.edu.


Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.

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April 16, 2019
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