A Tribute to Benny Goodman: The Julian Bliss Septet


Location: Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College, Naperville, IL 60540
Start Date/Time: November 21, 2015 - 8 p.m.
End Date/Time: November 21, 2015 – 9:30 p.m.

Recreating the exciting sound of swing from the 30s and 40s, Julian Bliss leads his sextet through some of the great tunes of the swing era, staying true to the authentic feel but with a modern twist. Bliss became enamored with the performances of Benny Goodman at age 7 and in 2010 decided to form a group to perform Goodman’s music. The album “A Tribute to Benny Goodman” was released in 2012 to critical acclaim from both jazz and classical reviewers. For live performances, Bliss and pianist Neal Thornton offer an unbiased point of view about the work of Goodman, talking the audience through the music and sharing anecdotes and stories about Goodman’s life, all delivered with humor, creating an intimate and special evening to remember.

8 p.m., Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College. For tickets and more info, finearts.northcentralcollege.edu or 630.637.SHOW


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