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Benny Goodman Centennial Orchestra

The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Presents The Benny Goodman Centennial Orchestra Performing Jazz Arrangements Of “The Sound Of Music” And Other Goodman Classics

Pianist and composer DiNovi, who is one of the great icons of Canadian and American jazz, together with Order of Canada-winning musicians Campbell (clarinet) and Young (Bass), will be performing with and passing on a legacy to the next generation of premier jazz musicians who make up the rest of the Benny Goodman Centennial Orchestra This top talent includes: Bryden Baird (trumpet), Graham Campbell (guitar), Ernesto Cervini (drums and clarinet), Tara Davidson (alto saxophone and flute), David French (tenor saxophone), and RJ Satchithananthan (trombone).

Days after the 1959 Broadway debut of “The Sound of Music” with the help of Fred Karlin, Benny Goodman arranged the entire musical score for jazz orchestra, featuring all the hit songs. Nearly 50 years ago, Benny Goodman and a stellar group of musicians, including Gene DiNovi, recorded this arrangement at the famous Jazz Club in New York called “Basin Street East”. Songs included favorites such as “Do Re Mi”, “Favorite Things” and “So Long Farewell”, in addition to Goodman classics such as “Sunny Side of the Street”, “Moon Glow” and “Sing, Sing, Sing”.

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