"Benjamin David" ""Benny"" "Goodman" was an American jazz and Swing (genre)/swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader, known as the "King of Swing".
In the mid-1930s, Benny Goodman led one of the most popular musical groups in America. His January 16, 1938 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert/concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City 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 launched the careers of many major names in jazz. During an era of racial segregation/segregation he also led one of the first well-known integrated jazz groups. Goodman continued to perform to nearly the end of his life, while exploring an interest in classical music.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous musicians! More Benny Goodman on Wikipedia.