Leonard Bernstein called him "a thoroughly well-bred demon" and compared his virtuosity on the clarinet to that of Arthur Rubinstein on the piano. But classical prowess was just one aspect of Daniels' oeuvre: he also played tenor saxophone with the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra and has been bridging the classical and jazz worlds ever since. The featured artist in the 46th Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts, Daniels will be joining a variety of student ensembles from Penfield schools on Friday and Saturday nights.
Eddie Daniels plays at the Penfield High School Auditorium (25 High School Drive), on Friday, February 5, and Saturday, February 6. 7:30 p.m. each night. $10 for adults, $6 students, available at Music & Arts, Bop Shop, the Penfield Branch of Canandaigua National Bank and Penfield High. 249-6700; eddiedanielsclarinet.net.