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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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Henry Holloway Announces New MemoirHenry Holloway Announces New Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

CALEDON, South Africa (more...)

Count Basie Orchestra Coming to Harris Center, 3/18-19Count Basie Orchestra Coming to Harris Center, 3/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

William 'Count' Basie started The Count Basie Orchestra in 1935, in Kansas City, Missouri. Within a year, America was listening in on popular radio shows throughout the country to hear what would become 'The greatest swing band in all the land!' A phenomenon was born in 1935 that is still going strong today! Harris Center for the Arts is proud to present this legendary orchestra. (more...)

Arete Productions to Stage SWING! at the New Vic Theatre, 3/5-15Arete Productions to Stage SWING! at the New Vic Theatre, 3/5-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Arete Productions -- the performance wing of the Santa Barbara School of Performing Arts -- will present the smash Broadway musical Swing!, a high-voltage celebration of the swing era of jazz, at the New Vic Theatre, March 5-7 and March 13-15. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Postmodern Jukebox Entertains in their O.C. Debut ConcertBWW Reviews: Postmodern Jukebox Entertains in their O.C. Debut Concert
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 30, 2015

There is a very good possibility that many of you have seen or heard of the terrific musical collective known as Postmodern Jukebox across one or more of your preferred social media platforms. This group of clever and talented viral-video/YouTube sensations is the brainchild of arranger/pianist/musical genius Scott Bradlee, whose primary objective has been to repurpose contemporary radio hits and infuse them with the vintage sounds that are more likely to be found in your grandfather's old vinyl record collection. The results? Refreshingly educational, absolutely irresistible, and, most important of all, genuinely entertaining. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Welcome Mount Holyoke Jazz Ensemble for 10th Annual THE BIG BROADCAST, 3/13Berkshire Theatre Group to Welcome Mount Holyoke Jazz Ensemble for 10th Annual THE BIG BROADCAST, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes the Mount Holyoke Jazz Ensembles 10th annual The Big Broadcast! hosted by WWLP-TV personality Brian Lapis on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7pm at The Colonial Theatre. (more...)

MPAC to Present IN THE MOOD: A 1940S MUSICAL REVIEW, 2/6MPAC to Present IN THE MOOD: A 1940S MUSICAL REVIEW, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Travel back to the 1940s and relive the music that moved the nation's spirit when In the mood: A 1940s Musical Review, comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-59 (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Close January Jazz Fest, 1/24Centenary Stage Company to Close January Jazz Fest, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Join Centenary Stage Company as they wrap up their annual January Jazz Fest on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. in the Sitnik Theater with the music of the legendary Django Reinhardt by Fete Manouche. The Sitnik Theater is located in the David and Carol Lackland Center on the campus of Centenary College. (more...)

FEVER: THE MUSIC OF PEGGY LEE Coming to FRINGE WORLD Festival 2015FEVER: THE MUSIC OF PEGGY LEE Coming to FRINGE WORLD Festival 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Join Perth sextet The Darling Buds of May in a celebration of the life and music of Miss Peggy Lee. With a recording and performing career spanning 6 decades, Peggy Lee was one of the most successful and prolific singers of the 20th century. (more...)

Centenary Stage to Kick Off January Jazz Fest with Benny Goodman Tribute, 1/10Centenary Stage to Kick Off January Jazz Fest with Benny Goodman Tribute, 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

"The King of Swing" will be celebrated in high fashion this month as the Benny Goodman Tribute by the Stan Rubin Orchestra kicks off the annual January Jazz Fest at the Centenary Stage on Saturday, January 10th at the Centenary Stage Company. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Center Stage Co. Presents January Jazz FestPhoto Flash: First Look- Center Stage Co. Presents January Jazz Fest
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2014

Centenary Stage Company will be heating things up in the new year with their annual January 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 10th and runs each Saturday with a different ensemble. Check out a pictoral preview of the show below! (more...)

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...)

COOLYULE! Tree Lighting Ceremony Set for the Louis Armstrong House Museum TodayCOOLYULE! Tree Lighting Ceremony Set for the Louis Armstrong House Museum Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

The Louis Armstrong House Museum presents CoolYule! today, 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...)

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...)

St. James Studio Presents THE WONDERFUL MUSIC OF JAZZ GREATS Series Starting This FallSt. James Studio Presents THE WONDERFUL MUSIC OF JAZZ GREATS Series Starting This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

The St. James Studio will be presenting its newest series 'The Wonderful Music Of Jazz' after having such a successful summer series Jazz Divas this summer (more...)

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New CD 'Mazel Means Good Luck', Out TodayMETROPOLITAN KLEZMER Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New CD 'Mazel Means Good Luck', Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 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. The digital release is today, November 27, with the physical CD online and in stores December 9. (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...)

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