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Benny Goodman

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Goodman in 1942

Source: Wikipedia

Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader, known as the "King of Swing".

Fact file

  • Birth name: Benjamin David Goodman
  • Also known as: "King of Swing", "The Professor", "Patriarch of the Clarinet", "Swing's Senior Statesman"
  • Born: May 30, 1909 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Died: June 13, 1986 (aged 77) New York, New York, U.S.
  • Genres: Swing, big band
  • Occupation(s): Musician, bandleader, songwriter
  • Instruments: Clarinet
  • Years active: 1926–86
  • Website: www.bennygoodman.com

Read more about Benny Goodman at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Sol Yaged, a Joyful New York Jazz Mainstay, Is Dead at 96
NY Times Music, 2019-05-23 20:37:37
A clarinetist solidly in the Benny Goodman mold, Mr. Yaged began performing in the early 1940s and continued to play well into the 21st century.

Svend Asmussen, an Early Master of Jazz Violin, Dies at 100
NY Times Music, 2017-02-10 23:34:31
Mr. Asmussen, among the first to carve a place for the violin in the jazz catalog, played with, among other musicians, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and David Grisman.

Danish Jazz Violinist Svend Asmussen Dies at 100
Billboard, 2017-02-08 05:35:56
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