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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
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Metropolitan Klezmer Releases 'Guys and Dolls and Bagels' for HanukahMetropolitan Klezmer Releases 'Guys and Dolls and Bagels' for Hanukah
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER – hailed as “one of the finest American Klezmer Bands” by Songlines Magazine – continues to celebrate the holiday with the release of their fifth CD MAZEL MEANS GOOD LUCK. The record features the special Hanukah-inspired track “Guys & Dolls & Bagels”: an inspired klezmer medley from the classic musical. (more...)

Metropolitan Klezmer to Celebrate Release of New Album at Cornelia Street Cafe & City WineryMetropolitan Klezmer to Celebrate Release of New Album at Cornelia Street Cafe & City Winery
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER – hailed as “one of the finest American Klezmer Bands” by Songlines Magazine – will continue to celebrate the holiday with the release of their fifth CD MAZEL MEANS GOOD LUCK. The acclaimed octet will play selections from the new recording, called “one of the best albums of 2014” by New York Music Daily, at two upcoming concerts. On Christmas Day – Thursday, December 25 – they will perform “Santa Klez” at the Cornelia Street Café (29 Cornelia Street) with sets at 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM. There is a $20 cover and a $10 minimum. For reservations, please call (212) 989-9319 or visit www.corneliastreetcafe.com. Then on Saturday, January 11 at 11:00 AM, the group will headline a klezmer brunch at City Winery (155 Varick Street) in conjunction with their sister sextet Isle of Klezbos. There is a $10 cover. For reservations, please or visit www.citywinery.com. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Host Annual Jazz Fest in JanuaryCentenary Stage Company to Host Annual Jazz Fest in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Centenary Stage Company will be heating things up in the month of January with their annual Jazz Fest. Filling the Lackland Center with the sounds and rhythms of Benny Goodman, Dixieland and the legendary Django Reinhardt, CSC's January Jazz Fest starts January 10 and runs each Saturday with a different ensemble offering the warmth needed to get you through the winter month! (more...)

Ellynne Rey to Perform 1/7 at Jazz At KitanoEllynne Rey to Perform 1/7 at Jazz At Kitano
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Ellynne Rey will perform music from her latest CD 'A Little Bit of Moonlight,' as well as other great songs in the jazz and standards canon, at Jazz At Kitano on Wednesday, January 7th with sets at 8:00 & 10:00pm. (more...)

Birdland to Welcome Michael Feinstein's 'HAPPY HOLIDAYS' and More, Week of Dec 15Birdland to Welcome Michael Feinstein's 'HAPPY HOLIDAYS' and More, Week of Dec 15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for December 15 - December 21, featuring Michael Feinstein in "Happy Holidays: Swingin' with the Big Band," James Langton's New York All-Star Big Band, Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch and Klea Blackhurst in "A Swingin' Birdland Christmas," and more. (more...)

COOLYULE! Tree Lighting Ceremony Set for the Louis Armstrong House Museum, 12/6COOLYULE! Tree Lighting Ceremony Set for the Louis Armstrong House Museum, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

The Louis Armstrong House Museum presents CoolYule! on Saturday, December 6, 2014 to welcome the holiday season. CoolYule! is the museum's first tree lighting ceremony featuring live jazz with Ben Flocks Trio and holiday treats. CoolYule! is free and open to the public. Downbeat for Ben Flocks Trio begins at 4:00 pm. The tree will be lit at 4:30pm in the Armstrong's Japanese inspired garden. (more...)

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Wild and Swinging Holiday Party to Play Orleans Showroom, 12/29-30Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Wild and Swinging Holiday Party to Play Orleans Showroom, 12/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will bring their trademark big band sound to The Orleans Showroom on December 29 and 30 for “Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Wild and Swinging Holiday Party.” (more...)

'Letters to Loretta from the Radio Shack' Now Available at Amazon.com & eStores'Letters to Loretta from the Radio Shack' Now Available at Amazon.com & eStores
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

'Letters to Loretta from the Radio Shack, A True WWII Teenage Love Story,' is the true dramatic tale of two teens during the final climatic years of WWII, 1943-1945. (more...)

IN THE MOOD Comes to Omaha, April 20IN THE MOOD Comes to Omaha, April 20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

To the delight of Hepcats, Lindy Hoppers and lovers of Swing Jazz, the brassy, all-singing, all- dancing, all-American 1940s musical revue, In The Mood is coming to Omaha in celebration of 20+ years of touring. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye & Guest Bucky Pizzarelli Play The IridiumPhoto Coverage: Marilyn Maye & Guest Bucky Pizzarelli Play The Iridium
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 6, 2014

Last night, legendary vocalist MARILYN MAYE will brought her own style of jazz & show-biz to Iridium NYC, joined by the legendary BUCKY PIZZARELLI, for TWO NIGHTS ONLY, November 5th & 6th at 8:30 & 10:30pm. The reunion of these two 'Tonight Show' alumni is bound to be a musical party. Ms. Maye appeared on 'The Tonight Show' a record 76 times, more than any singer & Mr. Pizzarelli was an original member of 'The Tonight Show Band,' playing with Skitch Henderson. (more...)

Photo Flash: Trevor McQueen Makes Birdland Debut with 17-Piece Big BandPhoto Flash: Trevor McQueen Makes Birdland Debut with 17-Piece Big Band
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

On Monday, October 27, the Broadway at Birdland series was proud to present singer Trevor McQueen, who made his Birdland concert debut with a 17-piece big band. The concert featured Trevor's original tunes, and an epic salute to his musical inspiration, Sammy Davis, Jr. Musical direction and arrangements were by Angelo Di Loreto and Bryan Carter. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Interviews: The Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker Appears with David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber SymphonyBWW Interviews: The Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker Appears with David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony will be kicking off its 15th anniversary season with a pair of concerts featuring the world renowned clarinetist Stanley Drucker in a performance of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto. The concerts will be held on Saturday, November 8th at 8PM and Sunday, November 9th at 3PM at All Saints Church, 230 East 60th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in New York City. (more...)

Interview: Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker to Appear with the Park Avenue Chamber SymphonyInterview: Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker to Appear with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Recently, David Bernard, the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony's music director, sat down with Stanley Drucker to discuss his illustrious career, Mozart and life after 60 years with the New York Philharmonic. (more...)

Big Band of Barristers to Join June Lockhart, Hal Linden and More Set for Veterans Day Concert at Shrine Auditorium, 11/9Big Band of Barristers to Join June Lockhart, Hal Linden and More Set for Veterans Day Concert at Shrine Auditorium, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

America's No. 1 Legal Band, Gary Greene, Esq. and His Big Band of Barristers will join forces with celebrities -- Pat Boone, Tom Dreesen, Hal Linden, June Lockhart, Judge Judy's bailiff 'Byrd' and former Beach Boys member Patrick Kelly, Esq. (who also served as President of the California State Bar) - for a special Veterans Day concert in honor of Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces. It all takes place on Sunday afternoon, November 9 at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. Free admission. (more...)

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER Celebrates 20th Anniversary with new CD 'Mazel Means Good Luck'METROPOLITAN KLEZMER Celebrates 20th Anniversary with new CD 'Mazel Means Good Luck'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER – hailed as “one of the finest American Klezmer Bands” by Songlines Magazine – will bring a musical jolt of joy to the Jewish holiday with the release of their fifth CD MAZEL MEANS GOOD LUCK. (more...)

LA Lawyers Phil & Legal Voices to Perform at Wilshire United Methodist ChurchLA Lawyers Phil & Legal Voices to Perform at Wilshire United Methodist Church
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Be entertained, dazzled and awed by lawyers and judges entertaining you. The Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic and its chorus, Legal Voices, under the baton of founder-conductor Gary S. Greene, Esq. will perform a Festive Concert on Saturday evening, November 15, at 7:30 pm, at Wilshire United Methodist Church, 4350 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. This concert is perfect for the entire family. (more...)

Ron Carter Nonet, Trevor McQueen and More to Play Birdland, Week of October 27Ron Carter Nonet, Trevor McQueen and More to Play Birdland, Week of October 27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for October 27 - November 2. Featuring: Ron Carter Nonet, Trevor McQueen, Barbara Carroll, The Birdland Jazz Party Featuring Vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli and more. Details below! (more...)

Marilyn Maye to Perform at Iridium NYC with Guest Bucky Pizzarelli, 11/5-6Marilyn Maye to Perform at Iridium NYC with Guest Bucky Pizzarelli, 11/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, legendary vocalist MARILYN MAYE will bring her own style of jazz & show-biz to Iridium NYC, joined by the legendary BUCKY PIZZARELLI, for TWO NIGHTS ONLY, November 5th & 6th at 8:30 & 10:30pm. The reunion of these two "Tonight Show" alumni is bound to be a musical party. Ms. Maye appeared on "The Tonight Show" a record 76 times, more than any singer & Mr. Pizzarelli was an original member of "The Tonight Show Band," playing with Skitch Henderson. (more...)

GET to Present Joe Gransden Band Concert Series Throughout 2014-15 SeasonGET to Present Joe Gransden Band Concert Series Throughout 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

?Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, is proud to announce that it will be presenting a series of big band concerts through the 2014-2015 season. (more...)

Honens International Piano Competition Seeks Applicants for 8th Edition; Quarterfinals Set for Berlin, London, NY in Spring 2015Honens International Piano Competition Seeks Applicants for 8th Edition; Quarterfinals Set for Berlin, London, NY in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Calgary-based Honens International Piano Competition will begin accepting applications for its eighth edition beginning September 30, 2014. The Competition's Quarterfinals take place in Berlin, London and New York in spring, 2015. Semifinals and Finals take place in Calgary from September 3 to 12, 2015. Pianists of all nationalities, aged 20 to 30 on September 3, 2015 (with the exception of past Honens Laureates and professionally managed pianists), may apply until February 2, 2015 at honens.com. (more...)

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