During more than 50 years in show business, which began during a troubled childhood and endured through four broken marriages, she recorded hit songs with the Benny Goodman
band, wrote songs for a Disney movie and starred on Broadway in a shortlived autobiographical show, Peg.
For almost 60 years, Capitol Records have been bringing us many of the biggest names in popular music (Benny Goodman
, Stan Kenton, The Beach Boys and hundreds more), and the preview tape I've been sent sounds like award-winning stuff.
By season's end, Angelini had raised the curtain on six works new to Tulsa: Heinz Poll's lighthearted Eight by Benny Goodman
, Robert North's Death and the Maiden, Massine's Le Tricorne, Balanchine's Four Temperaments, Franklin's Pas de Deux from Sylvia, and Ronald Hynd's full-length Rosalinda.
The composers and musicians that the festival will focus on this year include Harold Arlen, Harry Warren, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Fields, "Yip" Harburg, "Fats" Waller, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, the Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman
ANSWERS: 1 The Soviet Union and Finland' 2 A duck' 3 Benny Goodman
' 4 Big Ben' 5 Newmarket' 6 Peter Sellers' 7 St Catherine' 8 Please Please Me' 9 Judy Garland' 10 The eucalyptus or gum tree.
The hits of Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman
and Artie Shaw can all be enjoyed at the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington tomorrow at 7.30pm.
More important than his jitterbugging love life, though, was Artie Shaw's position as one of the four great white band leaders of the swing era with Benny Goodman
, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller.
Ohio Ballet has previously performed dances choreographed by artistic director Heinz Poll to music by jazz artists such as David Sanborn and Benny Goodman
, and the company has commissioned works from a wide range of contemporary choreographers, including Laura Dean, Charles Moulton, Lucinda Childs, and Molissa Fenley.
Normally, I love period tracks from the likes of Fred Astaire, Benny Goodman
and Ella Fitzgerald, but here they seem an abrupt intrusion into the mood of passion, intrigue and longing.
The Emerald City Jazz Kings kick off their 2007-08 season tonight with "Let's Dance!" the first in a series of programs exploring the swing era through the music of Benny Goodman
, Tommy Dorsey and Woody Herman.
Equally atmospheric are the Contrasts, written for clarinettist Benny Goodman
, violinist Joseph Szigeti and Bartok himself at the piano.
Premiered in 1950, Aaron Copland's Clarinet Concerto was written for the great jazzman Benny Goodman
. It might have been written for his latter day counterpart Richard Stoltzman, such was his feeling for the piece last night.