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The SC Jazz Masterworks Ensemble plays Benny Goodman and Beyond

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - How about some awesome jazz and entertainment this Saturday? The SC Jazz Masterworks Ensemble plays Benny Goodman and Beyond featuring Ken Peplowski. The 18-member band is under the director of Dr. Robert Gardiner. He joined WIS Midday to highlight some of what will make this Saturday, June 11 a full evening of entertainment. Joining the full band will be Clarinetist Ken Peplowski. He’s said to be an undisputed master of swing and is a musical descendant of the great Benny Goodman. The New York Times says Peplowski is Goodman straight up, with a twist of lightning.
COLUMBIA, SC
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Jazz Musician of the Day: Benny Goodman

All About Jazz is celebrating Benny Goodman's birthday today!. Benjamin David Goodman was born on May 30, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the eighth child of immigrants David Goodman and Dora Grisinsky Goodman, who left Russia to escape anti-Semitism. Benny's mother never learned to speak English. His father worked for a tailor to support his large family, which eventually grew to include a total of 12 children, and had trouble making ends meet.
CHICAGO, IL
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Did you know: Legendary Jazz Composer Benny Goodman was from Chicago?

In the 1930s and 1940s, big band “swing” music increased the popularity of jazz music in the United States. Blues and jazz music were first brought to Illinois in the early 20th century by African Americans such as Louis Armstrong, coming to Illinois from the Deep South during the first great migration. Described as the “King of Swing,” Benny Goodman led one of the most popular bands of the WWII era and was a symbol of the successful immigrant narrative.
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