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Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller at Carnegie Hall 1939

Venue: Cadogan Hall


  • Pete Long and his Goodmen
Enrico Tomasso
as Louis Armstrong
Dave Chamberlain
as Charlie Christian
Chris Dean
as Glenn Miller and Ray Eberle

The year after Benny Goodman’s famous debut at Carnegie Hall he returned with his orchestra , this time sharing the billing with the most famous Swing band of all: The Glenn Miller Orchestra. This concert will be a full recreation of the music played by these great bands including In The Mood, Bach Goes To Town, Sunrise Serenade, Bugle Call Rag, Little Brown Jug and many more.

In addition there will be selections from the Carnegie Hall 1938 and 1939 concerts From Spirituals To Swing, featuring music by Count Basie and Lester Young’s Kansas City Six as well as music from Louis Armstrong’s Carnegie debut.

The evening begins with the first movement of Bela Bartok’s Rhapsody for Clarinet and Violin (Contrasts) which Goodman performed with violinist Joseph Szigeti at Carnegie Hall in January 1939.

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