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Benny Goodman (Clarinet Player) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

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Benny Goodman
Benjamin David Goodman was an American jazz clarinetist and bandleader known as the "King of Swing". From 1936 until the mid-1940s, Goodman led one of the most popular swing big bands in the United States. His concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City on January 16, 1938, is described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz's 'coming out' party to the world of 'respectable' music." Goodman's bands started the careers of many jazz musicians. During an era of racial segregation, he led one of the first integrated jazz groups, his quartet and quintet. He performed nearly to the end of his life while exploring an interest in classical music.
Birth nameBenjamin David Goodman
BornMay 30, 1909, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedJune 13, 1986, New York City, U.S.
GenresJazz, swing
Occupation(s)Musician, bandleader, songwriter
Years active1926–1986
LabelsColumbia, RCA Victor
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About Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman

Clarinet Player Benny Goodman, byname of Benjamin David Goodman was born on May 30, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, United States (He dies at the age of 77, on June 13, 1986).

Bandleader and clarinetist who defined music's Swing Era. He was properly dubbed the "King of Swing".

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Benny Goodman before becoming famous

Benny Goodman was born in the Zodiac sign Gemini (The Twins), and 1909 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Rooster (雞).

At the age of 16, he joined the Ben Pollack Orchestra, one of Chicago's most popular ensembles. He would have one of the greatest bands of the 1930s, and his Carnegie Hall concert in 1938 was widely credited with establishing jazz as a serious musical genre.

Achievement of Benny Goodman

He appeared in many musical films, including The Big Broadcast of 1937, Syncopation, The Powers Girl, and many others. The Clarinet Player Benny Goodman Story, starring TV Show Host Steve Allen and Movie Actress Donna Reed, was made into a film in 1955.

Benny Goodman's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

He grew raised in a destitute Jewish family that had come to the United States from the Russian Empire with 11 other siblings. On March 21, 1942, he married Alice Hammond Duckworth, with whom he had two daughters.

Benny Goodman on Social Media

Benny Goodman on Facebook: @humorcabron.

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He was also well-known for his classical recordings, the first of which was Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A major, which he recorded in April 1938 with the Budapest Quartet.

Benny Goodman Income & Net worth

Benny Goodman's income mainly comes from the work that created his reputation: a clarinet player. Networth of Benny Goodman in 2023 is 200,000$+.

Benny Goodman Height and Weight

How tall is Benny Goodman? At the age of 77, Benny Goodman height is 5'7" (1.7m).

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Latest information about Benny Goodman updated on March 10 2023.