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Pete Long and his Goodmen have performed Benny Goodman's famous 1938 Carnegie Hall concert over fifty times in the last decade. And now following a hugely successful concert in Taunton last June they now proudly present their debut re-creation of the Benny Goodman Orchestra's return to Carnegie Hall the following year!

On October 6th 1939 The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) presented a week-long series of concerts at New York’s Carnegie Hall to celebrate the organisation’s 25th anniversary. In the course of the week, a concert was given featuring the Orchestras of the established King Of Swing, Benny Goodman, and the new kid on the block, Glenn Miller. Both bands were out to impress, and the result was one of the hardest hitting nights in swing history. Goodman wowed the audience with his big hitters such as a superheated fast version of Sing Sing Sing, a rocking "Don't Be That Way" and the big contemporary smash hit "Tain't What You Do". In the second set, Miller, at the opening phase of his bandleading career has clearly mapped out his strategy and gave a taste of his hits to come with Moonlight Serenade, In The Mood and Little Brown Jug. 

Who won the match? Why not come down and decide for yourself!

Tickets are available from the shop on 01823 282386 or Taunton Tourist Information.

Adult ticket £16, concession £14 and VIP reserved seating £20

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