Benny Goodman's Carnegie Hall Concert

Benny Goodman's Carnegie Hall Concert

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The Benny Goodman Orchestra's famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert, is recreated sensationally by Pete Long’s All-Star Goodmen Orchestra.

Regarded as the finest jazz spectacle ever, the Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall concert of 1938 is revered by big band fans and others worldwide, and recordings of that historic event continue to sell today.

It’s thanks to Benny that jazz was elevated from the dance halls, clubs and dives to the concert platform.

Ex Jools Holland arranger and star soloist Pete Long doesn’t have Gene Krupa, Harry James, Lionel Hampton and Teddy Wilson in the All-Star Goodmen Orchestra, but he has the cream of London’s big band players, guaranteeing to provide all the passion and frenzy of the original concert.

It requires someone with total mastery of the clarinet to attempt a recreation of Goodman’s work, and Pete Long is one of the finest players in the world and relishes the challenge.

All the repertoire from the Carnegie Hall concert will be featured, including 'Don’t Be That Way', 'Body & Soul', 'One O’Clock Jump', 'China Boy', 'Sing, Sing, Sing', 'Big John Special' and those other fabulous Fletcher Henderson, Mel Powell and Eddie Sauter arrangements.

An added bonus will be famed American singer Joan Viskant making a rare UK visit - described by Ray Charles as reminding him of Doris Day. She joins the party to replace Martha Tilton in the original concert.

In keeping with the original Carnegie Hall concert the All-Star Goodmen Orchestra will be 100% acoustic to provide an extra sparkle to the music.

Starts: 7.30pm
Tickets: £23*, U25s £6*
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
*Includes £1 booking fee

This event is promoted by The Apex.

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