Benje Daneman's SearchParty // EPK
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
August 2018 ReleasE
LABEL: JCI Records
GENRE: Modern Jazz
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Benje Daneman - Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Greg Ward - Alto Saxophone
Ashley Daneman - Voice
Rob Clearfield - Piano
Andrew Vogt - Bass
Jon Deitemyer - Drums
All selections composed by Benje Daneman, except improvised tracks #2, #4, #7 and #9
Light in the Darkness and SearchParty was born out of Benje Daneman's 2015 Artist in Residence with Spark & Echo Arts, a New York City based arts organization. Comprised of some of the best jazz talent on the jazz scene today, the band currently performs and tours Daneman's original compositions and arrangements. Described as "insightful", "beautiful" and "emotional", the music connects on a deep level with the listener.
Their first album, "Light in the Darkness" (debuting in August 2018) is a 48-minute, 6 movement jazz suite that musically explores the age-old struggle between light and darkness in the world. The composition has been performed at such venues as Luther College (Decorah, IA), Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI) & Marble Collegiate Church (New York, NY).
SearchParty, available for both performance and educational residencies, is currently booking tour dates throughout the United States in 2018-2019.