Time: September 22, 2013 from 4pm to 6pm
Location: The Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, NH
Event Type: a, 75th, anniversary, tribute, to, the, benny, goodman, 1938, carnegie, hall, jazz, concert
Organized By: Charlie Jennison
Latest Activity: Aug 28, 2013
Our current presentation is very special. 2013 marks the 75th anniversary year of what jazz historians have called “the most important jazz concert of all time”, Benny Goodman’s historic 1938 Carnegie Hall concert. The music was painstakingly researched by contacting Yale University (where Goodman’s archives are kept) and we have reached out and partnered with former Benny Goodman alumnus Mr. Ken Peplowski from New York City, one of the world’s greatest jazz clarinetists, to be our featured soloist. His performance of Benny’s music has been “blessed” by the Benny Goodman Estate.
The Capitol Center Jazz Orchestra is our selected Orchestra. It is a distinguished group of big band veterans comprised of alumni from such well known orchestras as Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Artie Shaw, as well as the more recent Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. They have collectively shared the stage with such stars as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Jack Jones and Joe Williams. The CCJO members assemble from all across the Northeast United States and Canada and they are in residence at The Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, N.H.