Benny Goodman

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United States clarinetist who in 1934 formed a big band (including black as well as white musicians) and introduced a kind of jazz known as swing (1909-1986)

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Pursued by the big bandleaders, he joined Ted Fio Rito, in Hollywood in 1941, then the Benny Goodman Orchestra in New York, whom he later rejoined after military service.
A few months after leaving the popular Tommy Dorsey big band to strike out on his own, Sinatra was the opening act for the Benny Goodman orchestra at New York City's Paramount Theater on New Year's Eve 1942.
PEGGY Lee's career burned for nearly 60 years, taking her from a fresh-faced singer with the Benny Goodman Orchestra in the Forties to the sultry nightclub performer, prolific recording artist, successful writer and Oscar-nominated actress.
Hooked On A Horn: Memoirs Of A Recovered Musician" is the autobiography of Gene Hull who first became interest in music when, at the age of ten, was taken by his parents to a live stage show where he saw the Benny Goodman Orchestra perform.
Add to this music by the Benny Goodman Orchestra and Laughter on the 23rd Floor promises an evening of first-class entertainment.