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A Whole Lotta Shakin’: Swing to Rock

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Saturday, February 22 2020
Merrill Auditorium


Alexander’s Ragtime Band

Bugle Call Rag

Swing Medley

  • Darktown Strutters Ball
  • Jazz Me Blues
  • Poor Butterfly
  • Avalon

Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Elvis Medley

  • Heartbreak Hotel
  • Blue Suede Shoes
  • Cant Help Falling In Love

How Great Thou Art

13 Fingers

Blood Moon

Folsom Prison Blues

Lonesome Highway

Jerry Lee Lewis Medley 

  • Great Balls of Fire
  • Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going on

When The Saints Go Marching In

Dave Bennett is a virtuoso clarinetist who also plays electric guitar, drums, piano, AND vocalizes. In this performance he’ll take the audience on a journey from the Swing Era of the Glenn Miller Orchestra to early rockabilly and country with music by Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash. The Dave Bennett quartet performs around the country at different jazz festivals and orchestras, including with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, performing a variety of Swing and Early Rock music as well as era-inspired music from his albums “Don’t Be That Way” and “Blood Moon.”

Get a sneak peak of this program with our “Swing to Rock” playlist. Listen to it here.  


Artists and program are subject to change. 


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Dave Bennett vocals, clarinet, piano, guitar, drums
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