Goodmania - a tribute to Benny Goodman
About the concert
Goodmania - a Tribute to Benny Goodman with Christian Winther & The New Orleans All Stars (New Orleans)
Dubbed "The king of Swing", at a very early age Benny Goodman was already leading Big Band Orchestra's. He was committed to the Hot Jazz style of playing, strictly sticking to the way Jazz was played in New Orleans and Chicago before 1930. Goodman was the first to integrate black musicians into his band, at an era of racial segregation. His influence on Jazz was felt for years later, as a composer, band leader and Clarinet player, leaving a mark with tunes such as "Sing, Sing, Sing", "Memories of You", "Air Mail Special" and more.
Christian Winther Clarinet & Saxophone
Richard D. Johnson Piano
Jason Weaver Bass
Brian Keith Richburg Jr Drums