THE BENNY GOODMAN ORCHESTRA'S FAMOUS 1938 CARNEGIE HALL CONCERT
THE SHOW WHICH HAS SOLD OUT CADOGAN HALL ON ALL FOUR PREVIOUS OCCASIONS RETURNS
Bandleader and clarinettist Pete Long (Ronnie Scott’s Big Band, Echoes of Ellington and sax star of Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra) presents a superlative recreation of one of the greatest concerts in jazz history.
The sixteen musicians of "Pete Long and His Goodmen" will recreate Benny Goodman’s famous Carnegie Hall concert which took place on January16th1938. Benny's line up that evening included trumpeters Harry James and Ziggy Elman, drummer Gene Krupa and pianist Jess Stacey (who, it was said, stole the show with his great solo in Sing Sing Sing). It was also the first time that black and white jazz musicians appeared together on the concert stage in the USA with Lionel Hampton on vibes, Teddy Wilson on piano and stars of the Duke Ellington and Count Basie Orchestras making guest appearances.
At the original concert, the musicians played without amplification and the wonderful acoustics of The Radlett Centre make it possible for our anniversary concert to do likewise.
Thursday 17th March