Curating The Live Music of the North Shore and Cape Ann!
David L. Benjamin Music
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Welcome to David Benjamin Music

curating the live music of the north shore and cape ann!

The name DAVID BENJAMIN is synonymous with music in Gloucester. He directs concerts, produces concert series, teaches young and adult students, conducts concerts all over the North Shore and generally promotes “Community Music” wherever he goes. He retired in 2012 as the Director of the Elementary and Middle School Bands and the String program in the Gloucester Public Schools; where he administered the staff and recruited the students. He then prepared them for many performances in the community during the school year.

David is the retired (January 2018) business manager for the Cape Ann Symphony, serving in that capacity since 1981. This was some of his most fulfilling work. The orchestra performs four series concerts and one youth concert each year. Mr. B, as he is known, is the “chief cook and bottle washer”, taking care of many of the tasks involved in running the orchestra. He has played clarinet with the orchestra as well. Week-ends may find him performing with a variety of different bands through out the North Shore or performing as a soloist in a church service.

David is also the Conductor of the Cape Ann Community Band and the North Shore Concert Band, which perform an annual series of free outdoor concerts. Brass bands have been a tradition on the North Shore for well over 150 years. Thanks to Dave, that tradition continues.

Upcoming concerts on the North Shore

American Salute
July 6 7:00 pm
Salem Willows
Rain: July, 8, 7:00 pm
Cape Ann Big Band
July 11 7:00 pm
Antonio Gentile Bandstand
Rain: July, 14, 7:00 pm
Teddy Bears Picnic Youth Concert
July 13 7:00 pm
Bring your favorite stuffed animal or dolly!
Salem Willows
Rain: July, 15, 7:00 pm
July 18 7:00 pm
Beatles Tribute Band
Antonio Gentile Bandstand
Rain: July, 21, 7:00 pm
A Touch of Class(ical)
July 20 7:00 pm
Light Classics for All
Salem Willows
Rain: July, 20, 7:00 pm
Rico Barr Band and the JJR Horns
July 25 7:00 pm
Classic Rock & Pop
Antonio Gentile Bandstand
Rain: July, 28, 7:00 pm
Big Brass Bash
July 27 7:00 pm
Featuring Jay Daly
Salem Willows
Rain: July, 29, 7:00 pm
Martin & Kelly
August 1 7:00 pm
Country Music
Antonio Gentile Bandstand
Rain: August, 4, 7:00 pm
Best of Broadway
August 3 7:00 pm
Salem Willows
Rain: August, 5, 7:00 pm
The Continentals
August 8 7:00 pm
Pop-Rock Show Band
Antonio Gentile Bandstand
Rain: August, 11, 7:00 pm
Movie Magic
August 10 7:00 pm
Salem Willows
Rain: August, 12, 7:00 pm
Compaq Big Band
August 15 7:00 pm
Featuring Renee Dupuis, Marina Evans, & Alexandra Grace
Antonio Gentile Bandstand
Rain: August, 18, 7:00 pm
Cape Ann Community Band, David Benjamin, Director
August 22 7:00 pm
An Old-Fashioned Concert in the Park
Antonio Gentile Bandstand
Rain: August, 25, 7:00 pm
Old Cold Tater & Back Yard Swing
August 29 7:00 pm
Acoustic Bluegrass and Sweet Songs
Antonio Gentile Bandstand
Rain: September, 1, 7:00 pm
December 4 1:00 pm
December 12 12:00 pm