The Benny Goodman Orchestra’s Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert

The Benny Goodman Orchestra’s Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert

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Recreated by Pete Long and his Good Men

Bandleader and clarinettist Pete Long (Ronnie Scott’s Big Band, Echoes of Ellington and ex-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 recreate Benny Goodman’s famous Carnegie Hall concert, on 16 January 1938.

Benny's line up that night included stars such as trumpeters Harry James and Ziggy Elman, drummer Gene Krupa and pianist Jess Stacey (who played the now famous great solo in Sing Sing Sing). It was also the first time ever 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.

“An evening of fabulous music that swings like crazy… a great night out not to be missed!” - Jon Hancock, Author of Benny Goodman – The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Starts: 7.30pm
Tickets: £26
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Prices include £2 booking fee

This event is promoted by The Apex