The CCM Jazz Orchestra pays tribute to a legendary jazz clarinetist and bandleader in its next concert, Let’s Dance: The Music of Benny Goodman, King of Swing at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 4 in Corbett Auditorium. Two-time Grammy Award-winner Loren Schoenberg guest conducts the concert, which features National Endowment for the Arts Award recipient and guest soloist Frank Glover on clarinet.
With music direction by CCM Jazz Professor Steve Allee, the performance showcases some of the swinging works that were performed in what many call “the most important jazz concert in history” — Goodman’s 1938 concert at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Goodman’s orchestra was one of the first to perform jazz at the famed music hall, and the performance helped establish the big band sound firmly in the popular consciousness of America. The 1938 concert also featured stars of the Duke Ellington and Count Basie orchestras.
CCM’s Prestige Series performance includes jazz standards One O’clock Jump, Don’t Be That Way, Sometimes I’m Happy, Blue Skies and Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing) — which served as the climactic piece of the 1938 Carnegie Hall concert. Decades later, Goodman’s recording of the piece was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1982.
Tickets are on sale now for the concert; for ticketing information visit the CCM Box Office or refer to the event information below.
To be selected from:
PRIMA: Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing), arr. Jimmy Mundy
MORTON: King Porter Stomp, arr. Fletcher Henderson
YOUMANS/CAESAR: Sometimes I’m Happy
WALLER: Stealin’ Apples, arr. Fletcher Henderson
RODGER/HART: Blue Room, arr. Fletcher Henderson
BASIE: One O’clock Jump
GOODMAN: Swingtime In The Rockies, arr. James Mundy
SAMPSON: Don’t Be That Way, arr. Jeff Hest
BERLIN: Blue Skies
JAMES: Life Goes to A Party
CARISI: The Bulgar and Other Balkan Type Inventions
SAUTER: Benny Rides Again
LOESSER: Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year
DAMERON: Moon from the East
7 p.m. March 4, 2018
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati