Julian Bliss

Clarinet master Julian Bliss, septet to honor Benny Goodman in Edmond at an upcoming performance at the Armstrong Auditorium.

Armstrong Auditorium welcomes the Julian Bliss Septet to the stage for a joyful, humorous and authentic swinging affair at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

“Julian Bliss is an absolutely astounding clarinet virtuoso with an incredible knack for re-creating Benny Goodman’s work in an authentic way,” said Armstrong Auditorium Concert Manager Ryan Malone. “We are thrilled to bring him, his septet and this legendary program to Armstrong.”

From Ronnie Scott’s legendary jazz club to the Wigmore Hall in London to Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Julian Bliss Septet has shared its uplifting, classy, humorous shows and exceptional musicianship to packed venues around the world since its formation in 2010. Handpicked by one of the finest clarinet virtuosos of our day, Julian Bliss, the Septet returns to its roots exploring the inspirational music of the legendary swing master Benny Goodman in their tribute program at Armstrong on Feb. 14.

Armstrong Auditorium champions Oklahoma as a world-class center for the arts by bringing cultural experiences to Oklahoma's heartland. Since 1998, each performance series has featured today's brightest stars in classical, jazz and folk music, as well as theater, classical ballet, folk dance and more. With only 75 feet from the stage to the back wall, Armstrong Auditorium is the ideal venue for this particular performance. The 823-seat theater is crafted for the most exceptional projection of balance and sound and boasts a nine-millisecond initial time-delay-gap — providing an intimate listening experience.

Tickets to the Julian Bliss Septet performance begin at $31. For more information about ticket options, subscriptions, group rates or current exhibits, please visit www.ArmstrongAuditorium.org or call 405-285-1010.

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