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Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Catherine Tackley


On January 16, 1938 Benny Goodman brought his swing orchestra to America’s venerated home of European classical music, Carnegie Hall. The resulting concert—widely considered one of the most significant events in American music history—helped to usher jazz and swing music into the American cultural mainstream. This reputation has been perpetuated by Columbia Records’ 1950 release of the concert on LP. This book provides the first in-depth, scholarly study of this seminal concert and recording. Combining rigorous documentary and archival research with close analysis of the recording, the author ... More

Keywords: Benny Goodman, swing orchestra, Carnegie Hall, jazz, swing music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780195398304
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398304.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Tackley, author
Senior Lecturer in Music, The Open University, Manchester, UK