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Benny Goodman Orchestra
Let's Dance!
with Benny Goodman at The Palomar
Thu, Oct 11 - Thu, Oct 18
  • Description
  • Personnel
Thousands of bands were active during the Swing Era, ranging in quality from mediocre to excellent, from forgettable to memorable. Important quality factors in survivability were (1) a leader who was outstanding in both musicianship and business acumen, (2) one who could develop a distinctive style and (3) one who could attract the best musicians available. Steve Stone has selected three such top-tier bands as the focus of the Emerald City Jazz Kings 2007-08 season. The first and most obvious trend setter had to be Benny Goodman, who started it all at The Palomar Ballroom in Hollywood in August, 1935. After his sudden success there, "swing" took on a new meaning; within a year, many other aspiring bands followed. Goodman set the style and made the clarinet a popular instrument with his brilliant playing. His was the dominant band in the land for several years, and it continued to be an important factor throughout the swing decade.
Event Personnel
Steve Stone, artistic director & band leader
Evynne Hollens, vocals
Marissa Neitling, vocals
Michael Stone, vocals
Peter Hollens, vocals
Bob Bork, reeds
Jesse Cloninger, reeds
Frank Kenney, reeds
Roger Woods, reeds
Craig Bender, reeds
Dave Bender, trumpet
Ernie Carbajal, trumpet
Josh Deutsch, trumpet
Glenn Griffith, trombone
Glenn Bonney, trombone
Todd Johnson, trombone
Vicki Brabham, piano
Mark Forrest, guitar, banjo
Nathan Waddell, bass
Jason Palmer, drums
October, 2007
Th 11 7:30 pLet's Dance!: Eugene
Sa 13 7:30 pLet's Dance!: Florence
Su 14 2:30 pLet's Dance!: Eugene
Th 18 7:30 pLet's Dance!: Corvallis
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