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

Glen Miller 1904-1944. Missing In Action <3 I hope one day there can be some closure on what happened to him.

Glen Miller 1904-1944. Missing In Action <3 I hope one day there can be some closure on what happened to him.

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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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…

On January 7th, 1940, Woody Herman plays at the Famous Door on 52nd St. in New York City.  Herman was a famous big band leader that played the clarinet, saxophone and also sang.  His band was usually referred to as "The Herd".  The Famous Door was located at 66 W. 52nd Street on the south side between 5th and 6th Avenue not far from Radio City Music Hall or MOMA today.  That block was known for having some of the great jazz clubs of that era.

On January 7th, 1940, Woody Herman plays at the Famous Door on 52nd St. in New York City. Herman was a famous big band leader that played the clarinet, saxophone and also sang. His band was usually referred to as "The Herd". The Famous Door was located at 66 W. 52nd Street on the south side between 5th and 6th Avenue not far from Radio City Music Hall or MOMA today. That block was known for having some of the great jazz clubs of that era.

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.

Glenn Miller - In The Mood    "In the Mood" is a song popularized by the American bandleader Glenn Miller in 1939, and one of the best-known arrangements of the big band era. Miller's rendition topped the charts one year later and was featured in the 1941 movie Sun Valley Serenade.

Glenn Miller - In The Mood "In the Mood" is a song popularized by the American bandleader Glenn Miller in 1939, and one of the best-known arrangements of the big band era. Miller's rendition topped the charts one year later and was featured in the 1941 movie Sun Valley Serenade.

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