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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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.
In 1947, while appearing with the Benny Goodman Orchestra on the motion picture ``A Song is Born,'' starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo, Harry Babasin met and began playing with Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida.
Closing the evening was the premiere of Peter Pucci's Size Nine Spirit (originally titled Roll 'Em), set to music played (on tape, like all the program's accompaniment) by the Benny Goodman Orchestra.
Peplowski, a boffo clarinet player who used to perform with the Benny Goodman Orchestra, says he's glad that most of the work of organization takes place well in advance.