Congratulations to Julie Dunbar, who won a pair of tickets (a $60 value!) to hear The Kings of Swing: Artie Shaw & Benny Goodman on November 1, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Soloway JCC [details]. The tickets were generously donated by the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra. Tickets to the show are still available.
This tribute to Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman will feature two of Ottawa’s finest clarinetists, Scott Poll and David Renaud, performing with the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra. This unique programme will include performances of Shaw’s Concerto for Clarinet, Nightmare, Carioca, Frenesi, Non-Stop Flight and Traffic Jam and the Goodman hits Clarinade, Clarinet a la King, King Porter Stomp, Sing, Sing, Sing, Don’t Be That Way, and Bach Goes to Town. OJO Artistic Director, Adrian Cho, will provide background and insights into Shaw and Goodman’s careers and landmark musical contributions.
The answer to our skill-testing question, "What is one of the similar circumstances which Artie Shaw & Benny Goodman began their lives and musical careers in?" was "They were born just a year apart to Jewish immigrant families, raised in the ghettos of major American cities, and each playing clarinet professionally by their teens, Goodman and Shaw became kings of the dance halls, the concert stages, and even the big screen."
The answer is at www.ottawajazzorchestra.com/2012/11/01/the-kings-of-swing-artie-shaw-benny-goodman/ where you can also find out more information about the show and where to purchase tickets.
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