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Benny Goodman's Biography

Benjamin David “Benny” Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader; widely known as the "King of Swing".

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Backside Henry James & Benny Goodman - Swingtime 1937-1942 - Archive of Jazz
Backside Henry James & Benny Goodman - Swingtime 1937-1942 - Archive of Jazz
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Benny Goodman News Stories

  • RADIO/PODCAST: Sweets Edison This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

      News Source: All ABout Jazz | 20 hours ago
    Edison said, Lester had a flare for giving a nickname, and it usually stuck. I was elated that a man as great as Lester Young nicknamed me, Sweets.' I love to eat anything sweet, it's true, and I like to play with a sweet quality, but I never asked
  • Chuck Israels: Tribute to Bill Evans

      News Source: All About Jazz | 2 days ago
    Isn't it nice to meet someone who takes time for a good chat in these hectic times? Especially if this person has a lot to tell, carries the living memory of an important part of jazz history, and is called Chuck Israels? Bassist/arranger/composer
  • Catch-22: How the cult classic was adapted for the stage

      News Source: The Independent | 3 days ago
    The syllogism that lent its name to Joseph Heller's dazzling debut novel about an US air-force squadron in the Second World War now nestles in the Oxford English Dictionary, below catchphrase, above catchup. Catch-22: "A difficult situation from

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