Michigan clarinetist Dave Bennett is a big Benny Goodman fan.

So much so that back in 2003, Bennett premiered his Tribute to Benny Goodman septet and the concert resulted in the clarinetist’s first feature CD of Goodman material.

Bennett has created written and head arrangements of many Goodman hits and swing jazz classics including Moonglow, I’ve Got Rhythm, and Body and Soul. His look, sound and stage presence will bring listeners back to the time and mood of Benny Goodman’s swing era.

Bennett will be in Edmonton for the International Jazz Festival (June 25 to July 4) on June 30, along with vibraphonist Peter Appleyard, pianist Tommy Banks, and singer Rollanda Lee.

Other headliners include Chick Corea, Nikki Yanofsky with John Pizzarelli and Carol Welsman with the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra.

Tickets are available through Tix on the Square or at venue box offices.

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