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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
Big Band Monday Brings the Swing-Era Back to the Flatiron DistrictBig Band Monday Brings the Swing-Era Back to the Flatiron District
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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BWW Interview: Julie Charnet in DECADES: THE LADIES OF JAZZ at the Ethical Society of PhiladelphiaBWW Interview: Julie Charnet in DECADES: THE LADIES OF JAZZ at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia
by Donna Marie Nowak - Aug 18, 2016

Philadelphia chanteuse Julie Charnet brings her blend of jazz and swing to the Ethical Society of Philadelphia and other venues. (more...)

Alex Leonard presents: A TRIBUTE TO GENTLEMAN JOHN BUNCH 9/28Alex Leonard presents: A TRIBUTE TO GENTLEMAN JOHN BUNCH 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

A uniquely talented and gifted jazz pianist, jazz critic and writer George Simon called John Bunch, "The Fred Astaire of the piano". This performance celebrates the life and career of John Bunch from his days growing up in the small farming community of Tipton Indiana, his heroic service during World War II to his days of accompanying a who's who list of artists including Tony Bennett and Benny Goodman. (more...)

Phoenix Jazz & Swing Band at World Stage Summer Concert SeriesPhoenix Jazz & Swing Band at World Stage Summer Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The Phoenix Jazz and Swing Band has been entertaining audiences since 1990 with music that, like the legendary Phoenix bird, will live on and on. (more...)

Sony Classical Releases Original Soundtrack for Woody Allen's CAFE SOCIETYSony Classical Releases Original Soundtrack for Woody Allen's CAFE SOCIETY
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Sony Classical just released the original soundtrack for Woody Allen's CAFE SOCIETY both digitally and on CD on July 8, 2016. (more...)

BWW Preview: DANIEL BOAVENTURA SINGS BROADWAY STANDARDS BY JEWISH COMPOSERSBWW Preview: DANIEL BOAVENTURA SINGS BROADWAY STANDARDS BY JEWISH COMPOSERS
by Claudio Erlichman - Jun 27, 2016

In the year that the Congregacão Israelita Paulista (CIP) celebrates 80 years of great history and dedication to the Jewish community and the Brazilian society, the actor and singer Daniel Boaventura was chosen to be the attraction of the commemorative concert for the benefit of social work of the institution . The event, which takes place June 29 at the Teatro Sergio Cardoso, will be presented by Rubens Ewald Filho - also one of the directors and writers alongside Claudio Erlichman - and will journey for more than 50 years of history of the great Broadway classics, highlighting the strong Jewish influence in the American Songbook, which contributed to the emergence of a new artistic genre, the musical theater. The show, named 'Broadwish - From Shtetl to Broadway', created especially for this occasion, will bring a repertoire full of standards composed and written by renowned Jewish composers such as Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz , Oscar Hammerstein II, Kander & Ebb and Burt Bacharach among others. (more...)

2016 Jazz Record Collectors' Bash Set for This Weekend in Iselin2016 Jazz Record Collectors' Bash Set for This Weekend in Iselin
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The 42nd Annual Jazz Record Collectors' Bash will be held this weekend, June 24-25, 2016, at the APA Hotel Woodbridge (formally Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Avenue South Iselin, NJ 08830). (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Cantata Profana, 7/2-3Music Mountain to Welcome Cantata Profana, 7/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Spend the 4th of July weekend at America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, Music Mountain, when its 87th Anniversary Season continues with the young ensemble Cantata Profana on Sunday, July 3rd (3PM) performing Beethoven and Schubert. Saturday, July 2 (6:30pm) brings Swingtime Big Band back for their ninth season playing the best of the Swing Era! The summer will feature 15 weekends of incredible music including returning favorite chamber ensembles and musicians (pianists Peter Serkin and Julia Hsu), first-time guests (pianist Richard Goode), the ever-popular Saturday Evening Twilight Series, featuring an array of Jazz ensembles and musicians, including the artists of the Catskill Jazz Factory, and the second season of the new Music Mountain Master Classes for Young Artists plus so much more! See why the New Yorker called Music Mountain 'The Summer Shrine of the String Quartet.' Concerts are scheduled through September 11. (more...)

Midsummer Night Swing Week One Begins 6/21Midsummer Night Swing Week One Begins 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

 Midsummer Night Swing celebrates the dance bands and soloists who fill the dance floor. Happening in a specially designed, open-air ballroom in Damrosch Park (West 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues) Tuesdays through Saturdays, June 21-July 9, Midsummer Night Swing kicks off with the Catherine Russell Septet. The Grammy Award-winning vocalist will pull from her vast repertoire of swing standards for the opening night concert. (more...)

Pianist/Vocalist Alex Leonard Presents A TRIBUTE TO 'GENTLEMAN' JOHN BUNCH on 6/15Pianist/Vocalist Alex Leonard Presents A TRIBUTE TO 'GENTLEMAN' JOHN BUNCH on 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

A uniquely talented and gifted jazz pianist, jazz critic and writer George Simon called John Bunch, 'The Fred Astaire of the piano'. This performance celebrates the life and career of John Bunch from his days growing up in the small farming community of Tipton Indiana, his heroic service during World War II to his days of accompanying a who's who list of artists including Tony Bennett and Benny Goodman. (more...)

Majestic Theater Sets 2016-17 SeasonMajestic Theater Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

After an exhilarating year of celebrating the Majestic Theater' 90th Anniversary, how could anyone top the excitement and fun that was had by all at the Majestic? Well, Jeffrey W. Gabel, Founding Executive Director of the Majestic Theater can and did with his new line-up for the 2016-2017 season! Celebrate this fabulous line-up as "Mr. Majestic" announces that tickets go on sale at 12 noon on June 10 (members-still time to join) and June 17 (general public). (more...)

BWW Review: The Clarinet Factory Performs at Prague Spring FestivalBWW Review: The Clarinet Factory Performs at Prague Spring Festival
by Charles Shubow - May 26, 2016

It was quite a performance at the National Technical Museum. (more...)

IN THE MOOD National Tour Kicks Off in Melbourne, Sept. 8IN THE MOOD National Tour Kicks Off in Melbourne, Sept. 8
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Following their 2011 and 2013 sold out Australian tours, the brassy, all-singing-all-dancing-all-American celebration of Swing Jazz returns to our shores on a massive coast to coast run throughout September and into October. (more...)

Richard Gere to Host Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary Gala; Michael Feinstein, Renee Fleming & More to PerformRichard Gere to Host Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary Gala; Michael Feinstein, Renee Fleming & More to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced that actor Richard Gere is set to host its 125th anniversary gala benefit concert on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Celebrate 125th Birthday with All-Star Gala ConcertCarnegie Hall to Celebrate 125th Birthday with All-Star Gala Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Carnegie Hall's season-long 125th anniversary celebration reaches its pinnacle on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m.- exactly 125 years to the day that the Hall first opened its doors in 1891-when many of the world's most beloved musicians take to the Hall's legendary stage for an all-star gala benefit concert. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHILADELPHIA STORY Looks At A High Society Marriage DilemmaBWW Review: THE PHILADELPHIA STORY Looks At A High Society Marriage Dilemma
by Barry Lenny - Apr 4, 2016

The Philadelphia Story opens the year for the Therry Dramatic Society. (more...)

McCallum Theatre Announces Star-Studded 2016-17 SeasonMcCallum Theatre Announces Star-Studded 2016-17 Season
by David Green - Apr 4, 2016

The McCallum Theatre announced today its new lineup of world-class entertainment scheduled for the 2016-2017 season that includes Broadway hits Mamma Mia, The Sound Of Music and Chicago, concerts with Bernadette Peters and Kristin Chenoweth, family-friendly musicals and entertainment, holiday surprises, comedy legends and solid gold memories, all part of a very full and exciting roster.  Subscriptions go on sale on Tuesday, April 5th at 8am for the Broadway Blockbuster Series, Broadway and Beyond Series, Fitz's Jazz Cafe at the McCallum Series, Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel Series, as well as a Create-Your-Own Series which allows patrons to mix, match, and program one performance or a full season of entertainment tailored to their own individual tastes.  (more...)

Jukebox Junction with The Glenn Miller Orchestra & The Diamonds Set for MPAC, 4/29Jukebox Junction with The Glenn Miller Orchestra & The Diamonds Set for MPAC, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Glenn Miller Orchestra performs your favorite big band hits, followed by your favorite doo-wop and rock and roll classics as sung by The Diamonds in Jukebox Junction at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29 - $59. (more...)

Spire Center to Host 3rd Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest, 5/27-29Spire Center to Host 3rd Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest, 5/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Plymouth's Spire Center for Performing Arts proudly presents the third annual Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest throughout Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29, at 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth.  Jazz Fest 2016 is produced by Johnny Souza, through the generous sponsorship of Plymouth Rock Assurance Company and Eastern Bank.  Special guest jazz radio host Eric Jackson serves as master of ceremonies for Friday and Saturday's events. (more...)

'STRAIGHTEN UP & FLY RIGHT' Nat King Cole Tribute Set for Brooklyn Center This May'STRAIGHTEN UP & FLY RIGHT' Nat King Cole Tribute Set for Brooklyn Center This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College concludes its 2015-16 Jazz Series on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3pm with three-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Ramsey Lewis and singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli, joining forces in a tribute to the titan of fifties vocal pop, Nat King Cole. (more...)

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