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Pete Long and His Goodmen to perform in Taunton

Pete Long and His Goodmen to perform in Taunton

This article was posted on 31 Mar 2014.

Pete Long and his Goodmen Present: Benny Goodman's Legendary 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert Comes to Taunton

John Packer Ltd on Staplegrove Road are organising a very special event being held at Queen’s College on Friday, June 6th; a recreation of the legendary Benny Goodman Jazz Concert at the Carnegie Hall in 1938.

Benny Goodman was a huge star of the time and he handpicked some of the best jazz players of the period to form a ground-breaking racially integrated band. This was the first time that this had occurred in such a high profile event. The recording of the event went on to be the first jazz record to sell a million copies and is widely regarded as being a pivotal moment in jazz history.

Pete Long, who leads the band, is a fantastic musician often heard on BBC Radio 2 and with Jool’s Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. Pete will be joined by a selection of musicians from his 'Goodmen', a collective of jazz professionals that in the past have included Tony Fisher and Pete Ripper. The 15 strong ensemble recreates not only the sound of the historic concert, performing the original music, but also the look and feel of the show with authentic vintage dress and stage props.

Tickets for the concert are available from John Packer Ltd on www.johnpacker.co.uk or calling 01823 282386. They can also be purchased at Taunton Tourist Information at a price of £15 for adults, £10 for concessions. 

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