Benny Goodman & Glenn Miller's 1939 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert at Queen's Hall, Queen's College

John Packer Ltd uploaded this event on August 20, 2014


Queen's Hall, Queen's College
Trull Road


Fri, November 7, 2014

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Pete Long and his Goodmen have performed Benny Goodman's famous 1938 Carnegie Hall concert over fifty times in the last decade.

And now following a hugely successful concert in Taunton last June they now proudly present their debut re-creation of the Benny Goodman Orchestra's return to Carnegie Hall the following year!

On October 6th 1939 The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) presented a week-long series of concerts at New York's Carnegie Hall to celebrate the organisation's 25th anniversary. In the course of the week, a concert was given featuring the Orchestras of the established King Of Swing, Benny Goodman, and the New Kid On The Block, Glenn Miller. Both bands were out to impress, and the result was one of the hardest hitting nights in swing history, featuring hits such as Sing, Sing, Sing and Little Brown Jug! ...

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