Benny’s Tales

Join Jazz aficionado Peter Gardner as he explores the great Benny Goodman… 

It has become part of jazz folklore that once upon a time in a Chicago slum, shortly after the end of the First World War, a desperately poor Jewish father, who had emigrated to America from Eastern Europe, decided that some of his children might benefit from learning to play musical instruments.  On hearing that a nearby synagogue ran a band for boys, the father took three of his twelve children to meet the synagogue’s band master.

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