Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman

Clarinetist

King of Swing. Client since 2002.

Benny Goodman, born on May 30, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, was an American musician. Often referred to as the King of Swing, he is best remembered as one of the greatest clarinetists of all time, reaching the height of his popularity in the 1930s when swing was most popular. Goodman died of heart failure on June 13, 1986 in New York City.

If a guy’s got it, let him give it. I’m selling music, not prejudice.

60 – year career

 

9th of 12 children in his family

 

1st record made under label Vocalion in 1928

 

1st made live recordings in 1926 with the Ben Pollack Orchestra

 

Led one of the first well-known integrated jazz groups