Benny Goodman

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Author Mattern, Joanne
Binding Library Bound
Copyright 2013
Dewey Number 781.6509
Dimensions 6.5 x 9.25
Interest Level Middle
Reading Level 6.5
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Series American Jazz
Series ISBN 9781612282749
Pages 48
Subject Benny, Clarinetists, Goodman, Jazz Musicians

Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman was born into a family so poor that they often did not have enough to eat. However, Bennys father made sure there was enough money for music lessons. From his early days as a preteen sensation in Chicagos music scene, Benny rose to become one of the most important figures in jazz music. He was the first jazz artist to perform at New Yorks famous Carnegie Hall and made swing music popular all over the world. Along the way, Benny helped integrate big bands by performing with African–American musicians at a time when prejudice ruled society. Follow the amazing story of Americas own King of Swing and learn amazing facts about jazz history in this biography.


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