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Salute to Benny Goodman
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A Salute to Benny Goodman
It's thanks to clarinet maestro Benny Goodman (the "King of Swing") that jazz was elevated from the dance halls and clubs to the concert platform. During the 1930's Goodman led one of the most popular dance bands in the USA and, during an era of racial segregation, one of the first that was integrated.
Award-winning, charismatic and ever-entertaining band leader Pete Long (Jools Holland Orchestra, Ronnie Scott's Big Band) together with vibes player Anthony Kerr (BBC Big Band and regarded as one of Europe's finest players) recreate the swinging music of The Benny Goodman Quartet and tell the story of this American icon.
A graduate of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Pete Long is a virtuoso clarinettist and saxophonist and probably best known as the leader of the 'Echoes of Ellington' big band.
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A very experienced and talented jazz percussionist who has played extensively in Europe.
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Jazz Pianist, Arranger, Bandleader. Sandra has performed and recorded with artists such as Bette Midler, Humphrey Lyttleton, Cilla Black, Paul O’Grady and The London Symphony Orchestra. A sought after accompanist, Sandra was Musical Director to Helen Shapiro throughout the 1990’s. She works extensively with her own Trio (bassist Mick Hutton and drummer Jeff Lardner) which is the house band at Jazz at the Ivy Room, accompanying visiting jazz artists each month.
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Jazz bassist, composer and bandleader.
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One of the UK’s most versatile drummers, Jeff has recorded and toured with the world’s foremost musicians and singers including Van Morrison, Kylie Minogue, Natalie Cole, Bobby Womack, Gregory Porter, Joss Stone, Mick Hucknall, Georgie Fame, BBC Big Band and Mark Knopfler. He is endorsed by Paiste, Vic Firth & Remo.
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Jazz At The Ivy Room - Farnham Conservative Club
- Ivy House
- Ivy Lane
- GU9 7PQ
- 01252 723712