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Benny Goodman News

Date of Birth: May 30, 1909
Date of Death: June 13, 1986 (77)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Male
Enjoy Big Band Sounds with the Capital Jazz Orchestra in April at the CCAEnjoy Big Band Sounds with the Capital Jazz Orchestra in April at the CCA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Big Band sounds of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman are revived as jazz clarinet master and Benny Goodman alumnus Ken Peplowski teams up with the Capital Jazz Orchestra at the historic Capitol Center for the Arts in Downtown Concord on Sunday, April 2 for "Artie, Benny, Woody". Tickets are currently on sale starting at $20, plus any applicable fees for phone/Internet sales.   (more...)

UK's No.1 Jive & Swing Band THE JIVE ACES Comes to Van WezelUK's No.1 Jive & Swing Band THE JIVE ACES Comes to Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

???????Britain's Got Talent stars and the UK's No.1 Jive & Swing band, The Jive Aces, will be at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, March 21 at 8PM with their show Jump, Jive & Wail. Renowned for their high-energy music and spectacular stage show, the band's repertoire features songs made famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, and Benny Goodman - along with a selection of superb originals taken from their albums. (more...)

SIng! Sing! Sing! The McCallum Theatre Brings the Desert 'A Salute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall'SIng! Sing! Sing! The McCallum Theatre Brings the Desert 'A Salute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall'
by David Green - Feb 20, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents "Salute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall" on Monday, March 6, at 8:00pm. The performance features the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra with 18 of the country's top musicians, conducted by Terry Myers, and with Special Guest Vocalist Nancy Osborne. Relive the legendary concert that made Benny Goodman the most celebrated jazz bandleader of his day. Leading a band of musicians including Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Hodges and Count Basie, Benny Goodman played music ranging from "Honeysuckle Rose" to "Sing, Sing, Sing." We re-create that night in 1938 with today's best musicians.  (more...)

Hershey Area Playhouse Announces Upcoming Dark Night Series Production ICONS OF SWINGHershey Area Playhouse Announces Upcoming Dark Night Series Production ICONS OF SWING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to announce the third of its 2017 Dark Night Series productions, Icons of Swing - The Bands, The Singers, The Songs, an evening featuring a concert and dance by the Unforgettable Big Band, preceded by swing dance lessons for those interested in getting the most out of the event. (more...)

Jazz Pianist, Composer, and Vocalist Barbara Carroll Passes Away Age 92Jazz Pianist, Composer, and Vocalist Barbara Carroll Passes Away Age 92
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

Musician Barbara Carroll has passed away at age 92. Barbara was an elegant jazz pianist, composer and vocalist, long recognized as one of the premier players of swinging jazz piano and expressive vocals. She can be heard on numerous recordings including 2016 Barbara Carroll Plays at Birdland (Birdland Records). (more...)

Kravis Center Promises An Entertainment-Packed March With Numerous Concerts, Shows & Superstar PerformersKravis Center Promises An Entertainment-Packed March With Numerous Concerts, Shows & Superstar Performers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in March 2017 with amazing performances from Hollywood to Bollywood, several fascinating lectures, two of Broadway's biggest hits, and the much-anticipated return of Michael Feinstein & the Kravis Center Pops Orchestra. (more...)

FJK Dance to Perform in China, 2/28-4/30FJK Dance to Perform in China, 2/28-4/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Fadi Khoury's FJK DANCE will bring 10 company dancers to China, kicking off the company's first extended international tour to the Far East, February 28 to April 30. The eight-week multi-city tour will present three FJK DANCE repertory works, Take Two, Echoes and Dum Tak, in 31 Chinese cities including Wuhan, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, introducing FJK's unique blend of ballroom, ballet, jazz and Middle Eastern dance to new international audiences. The company's multicultural approach to the medium will be presented in more than 30 theaters throughout the run. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Five News Shows Added to 2017 LineupLuther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Five News Shows Added to 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (the LBC) announced the addition of five new shows and events to its 2017 lineup. On Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2 p.m., In the Mood, a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Sinatra and the big band greats of the '40s, returns to the LBC with 19 performers on stage, including six singer-dancers. The Grammy-winning duo Indigo Girls bring their signature sonic blend of folk and rock to Santa Rosa on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 8 p.m. for an outstanding program of fan favorites from across their groundbreaking career. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Season, Names Jimmy Lopez Composer-In-ResidenceHouston Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Season, Names Jimmy Lopez Composer-In-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Houston Symphony and Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada announced today details of the 2017-18 season, which marks Orozco-Estrada's fourth year as music director. Highlights of the season include the appointment of Peruvian-born composer Jimmy Lopez as the Houston Symphony's new Composer-in-Residence and the introduction of Ars Electronica Futurelab's musical visualization of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, an immersive concert experience directed by acclaimed choreographer Klaus Obermaier (more...)

Turnaround Artists Presents IN THE MOODTurnaround Artists Presents IN THE MOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

To the delight of fans of the American Big Bands and the Big Band era, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1940s musical revue, In The Mood is coming to Melbourne in celebration of 23 years on tour. Hop aboard the 'Chattanooga Choo Choo' to 'Tuxedo Junction' and get 'In The Mood' for a 'Moonlight Serenade.' In the Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the '40s. (more...)

John Colianni Jazz Orchestra With Special Guest Artist Bucky Pizzarrelli Make NYC DebutJohn Colianni Jazz Orchestra With Special Guest Artist Bucky Pizzarrelli Make NYC Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

For more than seven decades, the legendary Bucky Pizzarelli has had a stellar career.  "The complete jazz musician" Bucky has been a fixture in jazz and the studios since the early '50s. (more...)

IN THE MOOD A 1940's Musical Review Comes to Morris Performing Arts CenterIN THE MOOD A 1940's Musical Review Comes to Morris Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

IN THE MOOD, the show that celebrates America's Greatest Generation through the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the 1940s, is coming to the Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, on Saturday, February 18, 2017, with two performances at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  (more...)

Kravis Center Kicks Off February 2017 with BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and 28 Days of Major Concerts & ShowsKravis Center Kicks Off February 2017 with BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and 28 Days of Major Concerts & Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in February 2017 with 30 amazing productions and events, including one of the biggest hits now running on Broadway, three international orchestras, a couple of impressive symphonies, two legendary dance companies and incredible line-up of musical headliners and a truly memorable NIGHT OF STARS. (more...)

IN THE MOOD, 1940's Revue to Celebrate 23rd Anniversary Tour!IN THE MOOD, 1940's Revue to Celebrate 23rd Anniversary Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2016

To the delight of fans of the American Big Bands and the Big Band era, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1940s musical revue, In The Mood is coming to Fresno in celebration of 23 years on tour. (more...)

Highlights In Jazz Announces 2017 Line Up, Honorary Doctorate for Jack KleinsingerHighlights In Jazz Announces 2017 Line Up, Honorary Doctorate for Jack Kleinsinger
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, proudly announces the schedule for its 45th season featuring four monthly star studded Thursday night concerts taking place at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center of Borough Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NYC. (more...)

BWW Review: GUY BARKER'S BIG BAND CHRISTMAS, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: GUY BARKER'S BIG BAND CHRISTMAS, Royal Albert Hall
by Debbie Gilpin - Dec 12, 2016

The Royal Albert Hall is rapidly becoming synonymous with London's Christmas festivities, even being voted the 'Most Prestigious Christmas Venue' at the Prestigious Star Awards 2016. It continued its seasonal programme last night with a concert from Guy Barker's Big Band, with the help of a number of special guests. (more...)

Busby Berkeley Series to Kick Off This Month at Film ForumBusby Berkeley Series to Kick Off This Month at Film Forum
by Movies News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

'BUSBY BERKELEY,' a nine-day festival spotlighting the early movie musical trailblazer famous for his eye-popping kaleidoscopic production numbers, will run at Film Forum from Wednesday, December 7 through Thursday, December 15. (more...)

Lionel Hampton's Big Band feat. Jason Marsalis, The Cowsills, and MORE at the Cutting RoomLionel Hampton's Big Band feat. Jason Marsalis, The Cowsills, and MORE at the Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

See what's happening at the Cutting Room! (more...)

Valencia Music Department Announces Three Free Holiday ConcertsValencia Music Department Announces Three Free Holiday Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

At Valencia College, we put the 'happy' back in the holidays with a lineup of free holiday concerts. All concerts will be held on Valencia College's East Campus, located at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando. (more...)

Alan Gilbert and New York Philharmonic Present World Premiere of THE JUNGLE By Wynton Marsalis, 12/28Alan Gilbert and New York Philharmonic Present World Premiere of THE JUNGLE By Wynton Marsalis, 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis's The Jungle (Symphony No. 4), commissioned by the Philharmonic as the first of The New York Commissions, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; William Bolcom's Trombone Concerto with Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi as soloist; and Copland's Quiet City, featuring Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin and English horn player Grace Shryock in her Philharmonic solo debut. (more...)

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