Eddie Daniels is that rarest of rare musicians who is not only equally at home in both jazz and classical music, but excels at both with breathtaking virtuosity.
Expert testimony from the jazz world comes from the eminent jazz critic Leonard Feather, who said of Eddie, “It is a rare event in jazz where one man can all but reinvent an instrument bringing it to a new stage of revolution.”
From the classical side, Leonard Bernstein said “Eddie Daniels combines elegance and virtuosity in a way that makes me remember Arthur Rubenstein. He is a thoroughly well-bred demon.”
Since beginning at age 13 and receiving his Masters in Clarinet from Juilliard, Daniels went on to record and perform with the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis orchestra, wherein his performance on their Live at the Village Vanguard recording yielded him Downbeat Magazine’s “International Critics New Star on Clarinet” Award. Daniels is known the world over for his unique combinations of jazz and classical compositions – in Eddie’s hands, audiences are treated to equal parts Mozart and Miles. The Georgia State University Jazz Band, founded over 30 years ago and led by Gordon Vernick, has backed notables like Nicholas Payton, Slide Hampton, David Sánchez, Jon Faddis, and Jimmy Heath.
When: Friday, April 12, 2013 – 8:00pm
Where: Rialto Center for the Arts – 80 Forsyth Street – Atlanta, GA
Tickets: $37 to $55
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Entry Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2013