Essays Tagged: "Benny Goodman"

This essay is about Jazz's dominant affect on the social environment in America.

. People were starting to look past Ellington's dark complexion and see the color of his brilliance.Benny Goodman was another musician who fought for something more than just fame and money. Even thou ... ington's bands at the prestigious Carnegie Hall (Porter 141). After seeing white jazz stars such as Benny Goodman accept African-Americans, the nation began to reevaluate their beliefs.Just as jazz ch ...

(8 pages) 184 0 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Brief History of Jazz

free days of the 1920's and instead for a few years preferred ballads and dance music. However when Benny Goodman suddenly became popular in 1935, the newer generation showed that they were interested ... ot just as an influence as it had been earlier. Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw had million sellers and Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Duke Ellington were household names and celebrities.During those year ...

(8 pages) 177 0 4.8 Oct/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Life and Times of Gene Krupa.

is style of playing with other jazz players such as Mezz Mezzrow, Tommy Dorsey, Bix Beiderbecke and Benny Goodman in these local dives. Krupa's big influences during this time were Tubby Hall and Zutt ... Dodds' use of press rolls was highly reflected in Gene's playing, especially during his tenure with Benny Goodman.Krupa has often been considered to be the first drum "soloist." Drummers had usually b ...

(7 pages) 24 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Swing and Bebop.

e most prominent of these big bands were led by Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman (the 'King of Swing'). Primarily, it consisted of a brass section of four trumpets and ...

(6 pages) 46 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman born in 1909 in Chicago. His family was very poor when he was growing up. He had studi ... m session, he had Teddy Wilson & Gene Krupa to record with him. After that they were called the Benny Goodman Trio. From 1936-1939 he had hit it big. It had started with TV series "The Camel Carav ... all groups and big bands. In 1955, he recorded the soundtrack for the Hollywood motion picture, The Benny Goodman Story, which featured Steve Allen in the title role. In 1962, under the sponsorship of ...

(2 pages) 12 1 4.5 Apr/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman (b Chicago 1909 "“ d ----) Benny Goodman is most recognized for being an ... n, Goodman took two years of private lessons from Chicago's best clarinetist, Franz Schoepp. Benny's first professional gig was in Central Park Theater in Chicago. In 1923-24, Goodman was invol ... er Davis. Also, Goodman was a leading freelance musician in New York City from 1929 to 1934. Benny Goodman started his own 12-piece jazz band in 1934. The band was made up of three saxophones, ...

(2 pages) 7 0 4.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies


the 1930's.Swing music became a huge cultural influence in society during the 1930's. Such acts as Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington traversed Abanilla 2 cultural boundarie ... e to the credit given to the white bandleaders and the failure to give credit to the black artists. Benny Goodman was declared the "King of Swing" and had his band considered the best of their t ...

(6 pages) 542 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beautifully Tormented "Lady Day"

azz singers of the time, there was nothing upbeat about her music or her life. John Hammond brought Benny Goodman to one of her performances. She then recorded a demo with Columbia.In the early 1930&# ... e early 1930’s John Hammond had her working with the greatest musicians of the time including: Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Duke Ellington, Ben Webster, and most importantly, the saxophonist Lest ...

(3 pages) 1083 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Stanley Getz

the opportunity to play with many talented musicians, these included Stan Kenton, Jimmy Dorsey, and Benny Goodman. It wasn't until 1948 when he became part of Woody Herman's Second Herd and recorded " ...

(2 pages) 763 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Mr. Rhythm: Freddie Green

was debuting at the "Roseland Ballroom." The jazz talent scout, John Hammond, took Count Basie and Benny Goodman to hear Freddie play at the "Black Cat." Basie liked the music of his current guitaris ...

(3 pages) 891 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies