Nov 6

Benny Goodman Tribute

Category: dances

Tonight we’ll pay homage to the King of Swing, Benny Goodman.  Before rising to Royalty starting his own band, Goodman played the clarinet with other Jazz legends like Red Nichols and Glenn Miller in the 1920s and early 1930s.  In the mid-1930s, Goodman’s big band swing sound ignited the swing scene with the foot stompin’ rhythms of the “King Porter Stomp”.  Dancers loved it then, and they love it now.  There’s nothing like those big brass trumpets to get you hoppin’ and jumpin’.  Not only was Goodman at the forefront of Jazz, but he was also forging the way for societal changes, leading one of the first racially-integrated bands during an era of segregation in the 1930’s.  Jazz was a music that brought many different people together, just as we hope it will bring all of you together tonight!  So come on out and swing to the King of Swing!

Boston Swing Central at Extreme Dancesport

288 Norfolk Street, 3rd floor

Cambridge, MA 02139


Lesson (included in the price of Admission): 8PM-9PM

Dancing: 9PM-12 Midnight

Admission: $10 General Admission, $8 Students and Seniors (With Valid ID)


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