Benny Goodman. By: Rachel, Alandra, Bianca, Alexandra, Devin -Rachel White. Chicago Jazz Music.
By: Rachel, Alandra, Bianca, Alexandra, Devin
During the time of the great migration the 1900’s. Low class African Americans migrated to Chicago, other than their belongings they brought to Chicago traditional jazz, and blues. That resulted in Chicago blues and the tone that was mainly played in Chicago the Dixieland jazz.
At the age 10 that’s when Benny discovered his talent, which was when his father took him and his two older brothers to apply for music lessons at the Kehelah Jacob Synagogue. Benny out smart his two older brothers which then sprouted better opportunities for Benny Goodman and his family.
Coming from the bottom and uprising to the top we can say that playing the clarinet was a way to survive .
One of the most historical moment in Benny’s career as a musician happened on January 16,1938.
In late 1937, Goodman's publicist Wynn Nathanson attempted a publicity stunt by suggesting Goodman and his band should play Carnegie Hall in New York City.
If the concert were to take place Benny Goodman would be the first jazz bandleader to perform at Carnegie Hall. The concert sold out quickly people couldn’t wait to watch and listen to Goodman and his band . The debut that grabbed the audience attention was the most famous “ sing, sing, sing”. The crowd went wild for that song. This concert has been regarded as one of the most significant in jazz history. After years of work by musicians from all over the country, jazz had finally been accepted by mainstream audiences. Recordings were made of this concert, but even by the technology of the day the equipment used was not of the finest quality.
When Benny Goodman was a young boy, his father took him and his two older brothers to the synagogue to play in the band for his family expenses. It was evident that Benny was outstanding. He outplayed his older brothers, this moved Benny up to progressing forward to music. Benny would then practice and practice each day, and one of Benny’s idols in jazz was Louis Armstrong. Louis Armstrong was one of the most influential jazz artists of all time, is remembered for songs like he is known for songs like “Star Dust”,“La Via En Rose” and ”wonderful World”.
Sing, Sing, Sing 1950 Carnegie Hall
I Want to Be Happy
Stompin’ at the Savoy 1935 Streamin’ & Beamin’
Stardust 1984 One O'clock Jump
The Girl from Ipanema
Let’s Dance 1954
I Got Rhythm
After You’ve Gone 1935
On the Sunny Side of the Street 1958
Moon Glow 1935
1987-Grammy Award for "And The Angels Sing" (1939), Benny Goodman and Orchestra, Martha Tilton and Ziggy Elman.
1988-Emerson Radio Hall of Fame
1996-Image appeared as part of a US commemorative postage stamp collection entitled 'Legends of American Music series.'
1997-ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame
1998-Grammy Award for "Moon glow" (1936), Benny Goodman Quartet
Legacy: Benny Goodman left his songs and here they are:
Benny Goodman also left back his musical styles and also he left back the concert at the Carnegie hall.
Benny Goodman started playing the clarinet at the age of 10. Benny would later play alongside many great jazz artist like Bix Beiderl, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Benny's band appeared on a show called the “Lets Dance” which was and instrumental in attaching listening to see Ballroom, Benny also performed at the Congress Hotel in Chicago, Paramount theater in New York.