1940's big band music. Another great option for dinner party music to keep the conversation flowing and the energy up

1940's big band music. Another great option for dinner party music to keep the conversation flowing and the energy up

Benny Goodman, The King of Swing, American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader in the Big Band era in the 1930's

Benny Goodman, The King of Swing, American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader in the Big Band era in the 1930's

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Saturday Serenade ~ Glen Miller Orchestra ~ “Moonlight Serenade”

Duke Ellington ( 1899 – 1974)  American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. "In the century since his birth, there has been no greater composer, American or otherwise, than Edward Kennedy Ellington." A major figure in the history of jazz, Ellington's music stretched into various other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical. His career spanned more than 50 years, leading his orchestra,composing an inexhaustible…

Duke Ellington ( 1899 – 1974) American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. "In the century since his birth, there has been no greater composer, American or otherwise, than Edward Kennedy Ellington." A major figure in the history of jazz, Ellington's music stretched into various other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical. His career spanned more than 50 years, leading his orchestra,composing an inexhaustible…

Benny Goodman, known as the King of Swing. His clarinet led a generation of music fans into the Big Band era in the 1930's.

Benny Goodman, known as the King of Swing. His clarinet led a generation of music fans into the Big Band era in the 1930's.

NY Times Al Hirschfeld's Caricature of Big Bands Featuring: Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Duke Ellington ]

NY Times Al Hirschfeld's Caricature of Big Bands Featuring: Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Duke Ellington ]

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