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Benny Goodman

Born: 
05/30/1909
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Died: 
06/13/1986
Years Active: 
1926-1986
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Benjamin David “Benny” Goodman was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader; widely known as the "King of Swing." In the mid-1930s, Benny Goodman led one of the most popular musical groups in America. His January 16, 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City is described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz's 'coming out' party to the world of 'respectable' music." Goodman's bands launched the careers of many major names in jazz, and during an era of segregation, he also led one of the first now well known racially-integrated jazz groups. Goodman continued to perform to nearly the end of his life, including exploring his interest in classical music.

Concerts

Event Date Venuesort descending City Region Country
Benny Goodman 08/10/1938 Ravina Park Decatur Illinois USA
Benny Goodman 09/02/1938 Chicago Theatre Chicago Illinois USA
Benny Goodman 09/03/1938 Chicago Theatre Chicago Illinois USA
Benny Goodman 09/04/1938 Chicago Theatre Chicago Illinois USA
Benny Goodman 09/05/1938 Chicago Theatre Chicago Illinois USA
Benny Goodman 09/06/1938 Chicago Theatre Chicago Illinois USA
Benny Goodman 01/16/1938 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
Benny Goodman 06/05/1980 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
Benny Goodman 01/05/1942 Public Music Hall Cleveland Ohio USA
Benny Goodman 08/19/1935 McFadden's Ballroom Oakland California USA
Benny Goodman 08/30/1935 Palomar Ballroom Los Angeles California USA
Benny Goodman 08/31/1935 Palomar Ballroom Los Angeles California USA
Benny Goodman 08/22/1935 Palomar Ballroom Los Angeles California USA
Benny Goodman 08/23/1935 Palomar Ballroom Los Angeles California USA
Benny Goodman 09/05/1935 Palomar Ballroom Los Angeles California USA
Benny Goodman 09/06/1935 Palomar Ballroom Los Angeles California USA
Benny Goodman 09/07/1935 Palomar Ballroom Los Angeles California USA
Benny Goodman 09/08/1935 Palomar Ballroom Los Angeles California USA
Benny Goodman 09/09/1935 Palomar Ballroom Los Angeles California USA
Benny Goodman 09/02/1935 Palomar Ballroom Los Angeles California USA
Benny Goodman 08/21/1935 Palomar Ballroom Los Angeles California USA
Benny Goodman 09/01/1935 Palomar Ballroom Los Angeles California USA
Benny Goodman 08/24/1935 Palomar Ballroom Los Angeles California USA
Benny Goodman 09/03/1935 Palomar Ballroom Los Angeles California USA
Benny Goodman 08/26/1935 Palomar Ballroom Los Angeles California USA

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