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Celebrating Benny Goodman

  

Eighty years ago this month, legendary clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman, the King of Swing, made history with a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall.  On January 16, 1938 the Benny Goodman Orchestra became the first swing/jazz band ever to perform in America's citadel of high culture, previously reserved exclusively for classical music concerts.

In celebration of this historic event, CapRadio is presenting a weeklong celebration of Benny Goodman (Jan. 16-19) designed to inform and inspire with historical remembrances, interviews, vignettes and plenty of Goodman music sprinkled throughout CapRadio’s news and music programming.

Highlights include an interview with Benny Goodman's daughter and Sacramento resident Rachel Edelson on Tuesday, January 16 at 9 a.m. on Insight with Beth Ruyak.  Clarinetist Ken Peplowski and the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra will cap off the week with a commemoration of Goodman's groundbreaking Carnegie Hall concert on Friday, January 19 at the Harris Center in Folsom. The evening concert and a special student matinee, also featuring Peplowski,  are being co-presented by CapRadio and the Harris Center. 

Just added: Ken Peplowski and Ehud Ashiri will appear on Insight  on Thursday, January 18 at 9 a.m. The duo will also present a mini-concert during Excellence in Jazz (on 88.9 FM) Thursday at 8 p.m.

 

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January 18, 2018 | Paul Conley

Clarinet virtuoso Ken Peplowski headlines with the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra at a special concert honoring Benny Goodman.

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