This Friday (1/29) in our Second Set at the Longbranch, we will feature music associated with Benny Goodman and Matt Dennis.
Benny Goodman, the King of Swing, needs no introduction. He was famous both for his big band and for his smalls combos (the most famous of all the combos starred Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, and Gene Krupa).
Matt Dennis was both a performer and a writer. People often don’t remember the names of the composers behind the jazz canon, but they certainly remember the work these people produced. Among other tunes, Matt Dennis wrote “Everything Happens to Me” and the haunting “Angel Eyes.”
Things should be swinging. Hope you can join us.