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The Benny Goodman Orchestra's famous 1938 Carnegie Hall concert


  • Pete Long and His Goodmen
Enrico Tomasso
Joan Viskant
Alan Graham
Richard Pite

‘Pete Long and his musicians have gone to great lengths to re-create this concert, including original arrangements, period instruments and even the stage seating plan. The result is an evening of fabulous music that swings like crazy, it’s a great night out not to be missed!’ (Jon Hancock, author of Benny Goodman – The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert.

Bandleader and clarinettist Pete Long (Ronnie Scott’s Big Band, Echoes of Ellington and ex-sax star of Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra) presents a superlative recreation of one of the greatest concerts in jazz history. Benny’s line up that night included stars such as trumpeters Harry James and Ziggy Elman, drummer Gene Krupa and pianist Jess Stacey.

It was also the first time ever that black and white jazz musicians appeared together on the concert stage in the USA with Lionel Hampton on vibes, Teddy Wilson on piano and stars of the Duke Ellington and Count Basie Orchestras making guest appearances. At the original concert, the musicians played without amplification and the wonderful acoustic of Cadogan Hall makes it possible for our anniversary concert to do likewise.

Special two-concert offer – save 20%
On Friday 14 November 2014 at 7.30pm we’ll be presenting Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller at Carnegie Hall 1939 – the second time that Benny Goodman’s Orchestra appeared at the esteemed New York concert hall. Buy tickets for both 26 January and 14 November at the same time and save 20%.

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The Jazz Repertory Company
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