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Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman was among the first great jazz clarinetists, with a clear tone and hard-swinging, melodic style that is still dominant on the instrument. His big band of 1935 can lay claim to launching the swing era, as it brought the music of the Harlem jazz bands to a broader public. He premiered the first high-profile, racially mixed jazz ensemble in the mid-'30s, and his groups gave first prominent exposure to such great talents as Billie Holiday, Charlie Christian, Harry James, Gene Krupa, Lionel… Show more

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(no rating) Apr 12, 2008 - COCKTAIL KINGS
COCKTAIL KINGS...April, 2008.

Benny may have been the 'king of swing' but there's a new KING in philly town. The COCKTAIL KINGS are a high energy standards act with a slick presentation, wardrobe and strong entertainment and production values. We are seeking a piano player to join us as we become 'the NEW ratpack' Part-time gigs. Aston, PA rehearsal. Ages 40 -50ish

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