Julian Bliss Septet

Greg Helgeson

The Julian Bliss Septet
A Tribute to Benny Goodman

Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:30 PM
Opperman Music Hall

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Students $27

Genre: jazz

“… captures the vibrant joy of a simple unadorned melody played with feeling and conviction.”— Critical Jazz

Julian Bliss is one of world’s finest clarinetists, excelling as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, jazz artist, masterclass leader and tireless musical explorer. Born in the United Kingdom, Julian started playing clarinet at age 4 and going on to study at the University of Indiana and in Germany under Sabine Meyer. The breadth and depth of his artistry are reflected in the diversity and distinction of his work.

In 2010, Julian Bliss joined a handpicked selection of some of the best musicians in the jazz scene to form the Julian Bliss Septet.

Gracing the stages of Ronnie Scott’s legendary jazz club, Wigmore Hall in London, Bermuda Jazz Festival, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Julian Bliss Septet has shared their uplifting, classy, humorous shows and exceptional musicianship around the world.

The Septet performs shows that combine over 200 years of musical heritage with, and incredible command of, Western classical and jazz. The band will perform the inspirational music of Benny Goodman — a passion of Julian’s since the age of 7.

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