Jazz
7:07 am
Mon November 19, 2007

Benny Goodman: Flyin' Home

Thanksgiving program explores Goodman's impact on jazz and popular culture

Omaha, Nebraska – Tune in Thanksgiving night at 8:00 for a one hour radio

documentary on the life and music of Benny Goodman.

Benny Goodman: Flyin' Home will explore Goodman's influence on

jazz and popular culture. From the mid 1930's to the early 40's, Goodman

led bands from big to small, but his influence went far beyond music. He was

the first popular national artist to integrate his musicians on stage and screen.

Host Gary Walker of WBGO FM in Newark, NJ will take you through this part of Goodman's life and music. His best known recordings are featured with insightful comments from former Goodman archivist and band member Loren Schoenberg, biographer Ross Firestone and clarinetist Dr. Michael White.

The program is produced by Joyride Media.