Lily Pearls Lounge

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Benje Daneman & the John Hill Quintet

Benje Daneman-trumpet, John Hill -drums, Chance Huiet -tuba, Rufus Fergeson-piano

We are excited to have Benje Daneman AND for the first time on Lily Pearl’s Lounge Stage a TUBA being played by Chance Huiet!!!

About Benje Daneman…

A musician known for his personal approach, creative musicality and strong versatility, Daneman got his start professionally in 2007 on a national tour with with Doc Severinsen’s Big Band.  Since then he has performed with the world renowned Jose Limon Dance Ensemble, recorded for the Grammy nominated album "Elevation" (HMI Big Band) and has appeared as both a leader and sideman at prestigious venues across the country including The Kennedy Center, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Festival of New Trumpet Music and The Iridium.  

Daneman is equally passionate in the classroom as he is onstage. He has led clinics and workshops throughout the country at such institutions as McNally Smith College, Western Michigan University, Luther College, Concordia University and for the Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association. He has worked as a faculty teaching artist for The New York Pops, Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance (NYC) and Western Michigan University’s SEMINAR Program, in addition to being the Education Manager for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Benje is the co-director of the Jazz & Creative Institute, directs the Kalamazoo Youth Jazz Orchestra, and is co-founder/director of the Kalamazoo Trumpet Workshop.

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.