The King of Swing

Brass Band

Percussion (1 player):
Drum Set

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Benny Goodman was an American jazz clarinettist and bandleader known as The King of Swing. Composed for Foden’s Brass in Concert performance in 2018, that year marked the 80th anniversary of Benny Goodman’s legendary debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall. In the country’s most hallowed classical concert hall, this concert was so much more than Benny Goodman; it was, in many ways a ‘debut’ of swing itself, an unprecedented presentation of authentic jazz and racial integration on a stage of unparalleled prestige.

The King of Swing is a lively up-tempo tribute to this ground-breaking musician. With the characteristic Gene Krupa drum line and central build section, the full power of the ‘big band’ can be enjoyed as different sections of the band are featured.

The music will have both your toes and audience tapping along!

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Additional Information

Composer John Barber
Difficulty 2nd Section +
Duration 2 minutes - 4 minutes