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Dean Search Dr. Frabizio Survey of Jazz 18 October 2011 Benny Goodman Born to Russian immigrant parents, Benny Goodman exhibited extraordinary musical talent as a child. He joined his first professional band at the age of 14. By 1924 he was performing with the Ben Pollack Orchestra, in which he rapidly advanced to the role of featured soloist. It was in Pollack's band that Goodman made his first recordings. Goodman left for New York City and became a successful musician during the late 1920s and early 1930s (mostly with Ben Pollack's band between 1926 and 1929). He played with the nationally known bands of Ben Selvin, Red Nichols, Isham Jones, and Ted Lewis. He recorded under the name Bennie Goodman's Boys, a band that featured Glenn Miller. In 1928, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller wrote the instrumental "Room 1411." In 1934 Goodman auditioned for NBC's Let's Dance , a well-regarded radio program that featured numerous styles of dance music. Since he needed new arrangements every week for the show, his agent, John Hammond, suggested that he
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Chapman during the Spring '11 term at Arcadia University.

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