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  • Benny Goodman

    Claire Raines Period 4 3-12-12 Benny Goodman‚ The Swing King Considered one of the greatest jazz players ever‚ Benjamin David Goodman‚ or Benny Goodman‚ was called the King of Swing. The ninth child of eleven was ten or so when he picked up the clarinet. After a year he was performing impressions of Ted Lewis for a little pocket money. When he was fourteen he was playing for a band that featured the famous Bix Beiderbecke. By sixteen he was known as far as the west coast and was invited

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  • Benny Goodman

    Benny Goodman Benjamin David Goodman was born on May 30th‚ 1909‚ in Chicago‚ Illinois. He was the ninth of twelve children born from the poor Jewish couple David Goodman and Dora Grisinsky. Benny formally studied music at the famed Hull House‚ and by the age of 10 was a skilled clarinetist. At the age of 13‚ Benny’s father enrolled him and two of his older brothers in music lessons at the Kehelah Jacob Synagogue. His early influences were New Orleans jazz clarinetists working in Chicago‚ notably

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  • Benny Goodman

    Benny Goodman was a great jazz clarinet player and the leader of one of the most popular big bands of the Swing Era (1935–1945). In fact‚ Time magazine dubbed him "the King of Swing." Benjamin David Goodman was born in Chicago‚ Illinois‚ on May 30‚ 1909‚ into a large‚ poor Jewish family. His parents‚ who had moved to the United States from Eastern Europe‚ were Dora and David Goodman. He first started playing clarinet at a local Chicago synagogue when he was about ten. He learnt the clarinet

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  • Benny Carter

    Benny Carter (1907-2003) “I don’t know that I’ve made any real contribution‚ I’ve done what I’ve set out to do‚ that was have fun with the music‚ enjoy it‚ perform it‚ listen to it‚ and I have‚ to my satisfaction‚ achieved much that I had not even thought of.” Benny Carter July 12‚

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  • Benny Hinn Paper

    In 1952‚ Benny Hinn was born in Jaffa‚ Israel. Benny Hinn was raised within the Eastern Orthodox tradition. His father was Greek‚ and his mother was Armenian. A little after The Six-Day War‚ Benny and his family immigrated to Toronto‚ Ontario‚ Canada. There he attended the Georges Vanier Secondary School‚ but left early. While being a teenager in Toronto‚ Benny converted from Greek Orthodoxy to Pentecostalism. He eventually joined a group of young evangelicals to sing with. In a 2004 CNN report on

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  • Death of Benny Paret

    Death of Benny Paret It is no surprise that America thrives on entertainment provided to us by the media‚ even at the expense of others’ welfare; a preeminent example is boxing. Constantly‚ everywhere arenas are filled each night by the public who anticipate being able to witness a possible fight of a lifetime. Although those who come out to see the invigorating performance do not all root for the same competitor‚ there is only one reason people truly come out to watch such barbaric acts‚ and that

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  • Benny and Joon Reaction Paper

    Intro to Special Education Professor Sobel “Benny and Joon” "Benny and Joon" is a movie full of cute eccentrics‚ characters whose quirks are the very essence of their appeal. This movie tells of a sweet‚ long-suffering mechanic named Benny (Aidan Quinn) who struggles to take care of his erratic sister‚ Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson) who has a mental illness that is never explained. Their home life is further complicated midway through the film by the arrival of Sam (Johnny Depp) who is as far

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  • The History of Swing Music and Dancing

    The period of the 1930s and 1940s is known as the Swing Era. Big bands like Benny Goodman‚ Count Basie‚ Artie Shaw‚ and others became household names and music icons ("Jazz History- Swing"). Swing music was a trendy style of jazz‚ while swing dancing was very popular and performed in many dance halls. As they became more widespread‚ both became a vital part of America. The 1930s brought a style of music that was possibly the most fashionable and accessible in jazz history. Swing music was an extension

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  • Swing and Bebop

    bass‚ and Kenny Clarke on drums. Billy Strayhorn – famous for his collaboration with Duke Ellington. Billy Berg’s – jazz club in Hollywood. Lionel Hampton – one of the first to use the vibraphone in jazz. Part of Benny Goodman’s quartet‚ along with Gene Krupa‚ Teddy Wilson and Goodman. This group was one of the first racially integrated group to perform. Many renowned artists passed through his group: Dizzie Gillespie‚ Clifford Brown‚ Wes Montgomery‚ Quincy Jones‚ etc. Earl Hines – The band

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  • Swing Music

    Since everything has a start‚ the greatest way to explain something‚ for the slightest extent of misunderstanding‚ is to start at the very beginning. My question for the history books‚ is where did swing music originate? Upon further research I came to the conclusion that the United States is a relatively young country‚ and I decided to extend my question to take in the influence the world has had on the development of swing music in the United States. Swing can reasonably be referred to as an international

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