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Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman (Clarinet)

Born: 30th May 1909, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Died: 13th June 1986, New York City, U.S.

Nationality: American

Benjamin David Goodman was an American jazz clarinetist and bandleader known as the "King of Swing".

In the mid-1930s, Goodman led one of the most popular musical groups in the United States. His concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City on January 16, 1938, is described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz's 'coming out' party to the world of 'respectable' music."

Goodman's bands started the careers of many jazz musicians. During an era of racial segregation, he led one of the first integrated jazz groups. He performed nearly to the end of his life while exploring an interest in classical music.

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