New Year's Eve with Pete Siers
featuring Dave Bennett and Cliff Monear
Thursday, December 31 @ 7:30 PM EST
will directly support these artists and help KCH continue its mission!
CLICK HERE to support Live @ The 415’s NYE with Pete Siers!
For the last five years at Kerrytown Concert House, drummer Pete Siers has been helping you ring in the New Year with a fantastic trio line-up of Dave Bennett (clarinet) and Cliff Monear (piano) to a sold-out House each year and to our audiences’ delight. This time around, there will be no ticket waiting lists and no need to hope that someone cancels at the last minute! No one will be turned away as we keep this popular KCH year-end tradition alive virtually by livestreaming Pete, Cliff and Dave from our House directly to yours!
This New Year’s Eve’s virtual presentation is open to all – no tickets required. But here’s what we’d like to ask of you:
Last year, our sold-out audience paid for tickets that ranged from $35 – $75 per ticket. Are you a fan who attends each year? Are you a new audience member who thinks we are making a difference in the lives of artists and audiences? Donating what you would normally pay for tickets gives you multiple benefits:
- An extra 2020 tax write-off!
- The good feeling that comes from knowing your donation is supporting these incomparable musicians (all gifts dedicated to this New Year’s Eve concert will be shared directly with Pete, Dave and Cliff).
- The chance to experience this exciting and invigorating annual musical celebration from the comfort of your own home!
At Kerrytown Concert House, New Year’s Eve will be a-Live @ The 415, where you can expect to see and hear a snow globe of jazz highlights with this powerhouse trio. From sheer virtuosity, to sweetness of soul, with everything but the kitchen sink in between, this will be a musical celebration to remember. We invite you to spend part of your New Year’s Eve this year with Kerrytown Concert House, joining Pete, Dave, and Cliff in saying goodbye to 2020 with a musical celebration of hope and good cheer for 2021!
Happy New Year!
Dave Bennett is a clarinet virtuoso who plays electric guitar, piano, drums, AND vocalizes. You don’t find many jazz clarinet players who name Alice Cooper, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Chris Isaak among their influences. You also won’t find many musicians who are equally conversant with the music of Benny Goodman (the “King of Swing”) and Roy Orbison (“The Soul of Rock and Roll”).
View Dave’s full bio here: davebennett.com/bio
Cliff Monear is a professional jazz pianist and has performed all over the world with some of the biggest stars in show-business. His YouTube channel, “CMonear1”, features solo and group performances that spotlight many of the finest jazz artists in the Midwest. He is a faculty member at Wayne State University, and a sales consultant for Steinway & Sons, Michigan and Ohio region.
“Monear’s breathy ideas leave lots of space, girding the music with exquisite tension. What gives the music personality is Monear’s suave touch, relaxed swing, fresh melodic and harmonic turns and the unpretentious way he draws on familiar influences.”
~ Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press Music Critic
Like Clark Kent, jazz percussionist Pete Siers is soft-spoken and unassuming – but put him behind a drum set, and a hard-swinging, intensely physical, dynamically sensitive drummer emerges. According to the Southeastern Michigan Jazz Association, when Pete plays, “…readily apparent musical joy…” can be expected. And Paul Pearce of Bass World magazine writes that “Pete absolutely ‘sings’ with his drum kit.”
Says Siers, “Staying inspired is important, whether it’s practicing, teaching, playing, or just being a husband and father. I feel very lucky to be around positive energy.”
View Pete’s full bio here: petesiers.com/bio