Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
The child of immigrants, Benny Goodman {1909-1986} began studying clarinet when he was 10 years old. He started playing professionally while a teenager and led his first band in 1934. Noted for his solo improvisations, Goodman became the first white bandleader to feature African-American jazz musicians in his band. In 1937, Time magazine dubbed him the "King of Swing," and the following year he led the first jazz band to play at Carnegie Hall. He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1986.
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