Benny Goodman News

Date Of Birth:
May 30, 1909
Date Of Death:
June 13, 1986 (77)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Gender:
Male
Catherine Russell, Bria Skonberg's Brass Kicker and More Set for New York Hot Jazz Festival at The Players Club, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

THE 2nd ANNUAL NEW YORK HOT JAZZ FESTIVAL is set for The Players Club - 16 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan on Sunday, May 18 - 1:00pm to 1:00am. (more...)

April at the National Portrait Gallery Includes FACE VALUE and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

“Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction” will feature mid-20th century artists who were reinventing portraiture at a time when most agreed that figuration was dead as a progressive art form. (more...)

Yefim Bronfman With the New York Philharmonic Rescheduled for 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

The chamber music concert co-presented with 92nd Street Y featuring The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman, originally scheduled for March 30, has been postponed to Friday, May 23, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. at 92nd Street Y at Mr. Bronfman's request, due to an unforeseen scheduling issue. Tickets originally issued for March 30 will be honored on May 23. (more...)

Harlem Stage Hosts Geri Allen's Mary Lou Williams Tribute, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

World-renowned composer and pianist Geri Allen presents 'A Conversation with Mary Lou: Geri Allen Celebrates Mary Lou Williams' a new music and spoken-word tribute to the legacy of jazz groundbreaker Mary Lou Williams. Featuring vocalist/actress Carmen Lundy, bassist Kenny Davis, drummer Kassa Overall. Directed by award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson ('Law & Order'). (more...)

Yefim Bronfman Set for Chamber Music Concert with New York Philharmonic Musicians, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Yefim Bronfman, the New York Philharmonic's 2013-14 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence, will be spotlighted in a chamber music concert co-presented with 92nd Street Y. Mr. Bronfman will be joined by Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow; Associate Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio, replacing Principal Clarinet Stephen Williamson; Associate Principal, Second Violin Group, Lisa Kim; Associate Principal Viola Rebecca Young; and cellist Maria Kitsopoulos for the program, featuring Schubert's Sonatina in A minor; Bartok's Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano; and Brahms's Piano Quintet, Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at 92nd Street Y. (more...)

Harlem Stage to Host Geri Allen's Mary Lou Williams Tribute, 3/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

World-renowned composer and pianist Geri Allen presents 'A Conversation with Mary Lou: Geri Allen Celebrates Mary Lou Williams' a new music and spoken-word tribute to the legacy of jazz groundbreaker Mary Lou Williams. Featuring vocalist/actress Carmen Lundy, bassist Kenny Davis, drummer Kassa Overall. Directed by award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson ('Law & Order'). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 09, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/09/2014 for Mesa (more...)

Little Orchestra Society Invites NYC to Craft Its New Name; Ideas Accepted thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

The Little Orchestra Society is reaching out to fellow New Yorkers to help craft its new name. Long time fans of the Orchestra and new enthusiasts alike will have the opportunity to submit their favorite names for an institution beloved by generations of concert-goers. Today through March 9th, music lovers are invited to visit the Orchestra's website: littleorchestra.org, and recommend a new name for an Orchestra known for its audience engagement, inclusive educational mission and commitment to innovative music and multi-disciplinary performances. The Orchestra's new name will be announced later this year. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 02, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Mesa (more...)

Kansas, Jerry Lewis and More Set for La Mirada Theatre's MARCH MADNESS 2014 Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts presents an extraordinary month of entertainment - it's MARCH MADNESS once again and during the month of March, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is going to celebrate by bringing you the 40th Anniversary concert of one of the greatest rock bands of all-time, KANSAS; invite you to enjoy an afternoon or evening with the King of Comedy - the legendary comedian and humanitarian JERRY LEWIS; or swing to the big band sounds of 'IN THE MOOD,' and more! There is something for everyone this March in La Mirada - enjoy one or all of our March Madness events! (more...)

'BWW REVIEWS: CRAZY FOR YOU opens in São Paulo with original Stroman choreography.'
by Claudio Erlichman - Feb 26, 2014

After watching Crazy for You in New York City in 1992, Claudia Raia dreamed of one day producing this musical in Brazil. Two decades later, she finally makes her wish come true with an outstanding show at the Teatro Bradesco, São Paulo, directed by José Possi Neto, original choreography by Susan Stroman, and starring Jarbas Homem de Mello, who has been increasingly recognized as one of the most complete performers of musical theater in Brazil. (more...)

Yefim Bronfman Set for Chamber Music Concert with NY Philharmonic Musicians, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Yefim Bronfman, the New York Philharmonic's 2013-14 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence, will be spotlighted in a chamber music concert co-presented with 92nd Street Y. Mr. Bronfman will be joined by Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow; Principal Clarinet Stephen Williamson; Associate Principal, Second Violin Group, Lisa Kim; Associate Principal Viola Rebecca Young; and cellist Maria Kitsopoulos for the program, featuring Schubert's Sonatina in A minor; Bartok's Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano; and Brahms's Piano Quintet, Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at 92nd Street Y. (more...)

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra to Perform A TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD at Brooklyn Center, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2013-14 season with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra's A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, featuring vocalist Deloris King Williams,on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3:00pm. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm) or online at BrooklynCenterOnline.org. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Thousand Oaks - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 09, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Thousand Oaks (more...)

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra to Perform Ella Fitzgerald Tribute, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2014

'The best jazz repertory band in the country' (The New Yorker) honors The First Lady of Song-Ella Fitzgerald-by seizing a special moment in American history. Pulling original, little played arrangements done for Ella in the '40s and '50s-charts penned by superstar arrangers such as Billy May, Count Basie, Billy Strayhorn and Benny Carter- Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and the ever-elegant Kim Nazarian will join together in an evening at Harris Center for the Arts of 'fascinating rarities...each played with as much skill as authenticity' (Chicago Tribune). (more...)

Kansas, Jerry Lewis and More Set for La Mirada Theatre's MARCH MADNESS 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts presents an extraordinary month of entertainment - it's MARCH MADNESS once again and during the month of March, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is going to celebrate by bringing you the 40th Anniversary concert of one of the greatest rock bands of all-time, KANSAS; invite you to enjoy an afternoon or evening with the King of Comedy - the legendary comedian and humanitarian JERRY LEWIS; or swing to the big band sounds of 'IN THE MOOD,' and more! There is something for everyone this March in La Mirada - enjoy one or all of our March Madness events! (more...)

Synetic Theater Adds Additional February TWELFTH NIGHT Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Responding to audience demand, Synetic Theater has added two performances to the run of their 10th 'silent Shakespeare' Adaptation, Twelfth Night, January 9 - February 16, 2014. Regular performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. The two additional Saturday performances will take place on February 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Monty Alexander to Kick Off Celebration of Jazz and Reggae at the Blue Note, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. This January, he will come to Blue Note Jazz Club to present a lineup of collaborative shows that combine the worlds of jazz and reggae in perfect harmony. (more...)

Bucky Pizzarelli 88th Birthday Bash Set for the Cutting Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

The Bucky Pizzarelli 88th Birthday Bash will feature 3 guitarists who have all grown up with and studied and played with the iconic Bucky Pizzarelli. (more...)

Bucky Pizzarelli 88th Birthday Bash Set for the Cutting Room, Bickford Theatre, 1/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 04, 2014

The Bucky Pizzarelli 88th Birthday Bash will feature 3 guitarists who have all grown up with and studied and played with the iconic Bucky Pizzarelli. (more...)

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