Festival Musical(s)
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Chuck Redd and company pay tribute to Benny Goodman (1909-86) with a survey of the clarinet virtuoso and bandleader's mid-30s rise to prominence in the period as The King of Swing. They start off with a choice selection from the Goodman orchestra's triumphant 3-week engagement at Los Angeles' Palomar Ballroom beginning on August 21, 1935
Benny! is one of 6 OFAM 2019 concerts presented twice:
    Matinee: Fri, Jul 26 - 1:00 pm
    Evening: Sat, Aug 3 - 8:00 pm
-- which is often marked at the official beginning of the Swing Era -- and conclude with a selection from Goodman's historic concert at Carnegie Hall on January 16, 1938. Both big band and small group arrangements will be featured, as well as some seminal Fletcher Henderson arrangements and vocal features originally recorded by Peggy Lee and Martha Tilton, as well as, of course, the iconic "Sing, Sing, Sing".
Event Personnel
Chuck Redd, director, drums, vibes
Chuck Redd, director, drums, vibes
Vocalists
Musicians
Will Anderson, reeds
Will Anderson, reeds
Jesse Cloninger, reeds
Jesse Cloninger, reeds
Matthew Taylor, reeds
Matthew Taylor, reeds
Jonathan Corona, reeds
Jonathan Corona, reeds
Bailey Tucker, trumpet
Bailey Tucker, trumpet
James Zollar, trumpet
James Zollar, trumpet
Cody Simmons, trumpet
Cody Simmons, trumpet
Matt Hettwer, trombone
Matt Hettwer, trombone
Ryan Chaney, trombone
Ryan Chaney, trombone
Glenn Bonney, trombone
Glenn Bonney, trombone
Frank Vignola, guitar
Frank Vignola, guitar
Tom Wakeling, bass
Tom Wakeling, bass
Ted Rosenthal, piano
Ted Rosenthal, piano
Matt Witek, drums
Matt Witek, drums
Program
SET I
 Let's Dance
(1935) - Fanny Baldridge (w) Gregory Stone, Joseph Bonine (m)
 Jersey Bounce
(1941) - Buddy Feyne (w) Bobby Plater, Tiny Bradshaw, Edward Johnson (m)
 Big John's Special
(1934) - Horace Henderson (m)
 Blue Moon
(1934) - Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Seven Come Eleven
(1939) - Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian (m)
 Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
(1937) Love Honor And Behave - Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin (w) Sholom Secunda (m)
 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
(1944) Seven Lively Arts - Cole Porter (w/m)
 I Threw A Kiss In The Ocean
(1942) - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Moonglow
(1934) - Eddie DeLange (w) Irving Mills, Will Hudson (m)
 China Boy
(1922) - Dick Winfree, Phil Boutelje (w/m)
 How Long Has This Been Going On?
(1927) Smarty - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 King Porter Stomp
(1923) - Jelly Roll Morton (m)
SET II
 Don't Be That Way
(1938) - Mitchell Parish (w) Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson (m)
 Sometimes I'm Happy
(1927) Hit The Deck - Irving Caesar (w) Vincent Youmans (m)
 One O'Clock Jump
(1937) - Count Basie (m)
 Gotta Be This Or That
(1945) - Sunny Skylar (w/m)
 Avalon
(1920) interpolated into Sinbad - B. G. DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose (w/m)
 Body And Soul
(1930) Three's a Crowd - Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton (w) Johnny Green (m)
 Loch Lomond
(1841) - traditional Scottish (w/m)
 All My Life
(1936) Laughing Irish Eyes - Sidney Mitchell (w) Sam Stept (m)
 The Man I Love
(1924) Strike Up The Band - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 The Blue Room
(1926) The Girl Friend - Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Memories Of You
(1930) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930 - Andy Razaf (w) Eubie Blake (m)
 Sing Sing Sing
(1936) - Louis Prima (m)
 Honeysuckle Rose
(1929) - Andy Razaf (w) Fats Waller (m)
Ticket/Venue Info
Benny! Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount Prices
10%15%20%Stud.
AA39.00  35.25  33.25  31.25  19.50 
A35.00  31.50  29.75  28.00  17.50 
B30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  15.00 
C25.00  22.50  21.25  20.00  12.50 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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