New York Comes to Cannon Beach

The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum brings a little New York jazz to the west coast on Friday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. The group voted “Best New Jazz Group” in New York City Hot House Magazine makes just one stop in Oregon on their national tour – in Cannon Beach! The Museum offers a unique opportunity to listen to The Daniel Bennett Group that has broken jazz barriers to create a sound that is called “synergistic” by NPR, “transcendent” by New York Times, and “hypnotic” by Time Out New York.

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The Daniel Bennett Group performs modern Jazz, fused with elements of American Folk and experimental classical music. Yahoo Voices calls Bennett’s music, “refreshingly capricious and trippy.” The group is comprised of Bennett and renowned guitarist Nat Janoff, as well as master percussionist Matthew Feick. The Village Voice raves, “saxophonist Daniel Bennett makes hay with an airy approach that’s buoyant enough to conjure notions of East African guitar riffs and Steve Reich’s pastoral repetition.” The Boston Globe describes Bennett’s music as “a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism.”

“Cheerful, optimistic and without a shred of irony!”

– Jazz Weekly

The band has released six critically-acclaimed albums: A Nation of Bears, The Legend of Bear Thompson, Peace and Stability Among Bears, Live at the Theatre, Clockhead Goes to Camp, and The Mystery at Clown Castle. Daniel Bennett is very active in the New York City musical theater scene. Daniel Bennett recently composed the musical score for stage adaptations of Frankenstein and Brave Smiles at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan. Daniel Bennett recently played woodwinds in Blank! The Musical was the first fully improvised Off-Broadway 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 Daniel Bennett Group has been featured in Boston Globe Magazine, NPR, First Coast Living (NBC), Indianapolis Public Radio, St. Louis Public Radio, and the Village Voice. Visit to learn more about this amazing group.

Now is your chance to have a taste of New York in your own backyard, but get your tickets now. Seating for this concert is limited. Friday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available through our website (, by phone (503-436-9301), or in person (1387 South Spruce Street.) Tickets are $12.00 adults and $2.00 children, complimentary refreshments will be provided. All proceeds will help fund upcoming events at the History Center; including future concerts, lectures, exhibits, and field trips.

At the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum

Corner of Sunset & Spruce 503.436.9301

$12 Adults/ $2 Children

Refreshments Available