Day 29 of Jewish American Heritage Month: Swing the night away

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Benny_Goodman1.1971Invite some friends over for a night of American Jewish big band dancing. Prepare a soundtrack with “King of Swing” Benny Goodman’s soaring clarinet in “King Porter Stomp” and “One O’Clock Jump,” “King of the Clarinet” Artie Shaw’s “Begin the Beguine” and “Interlude in B Flat,” and Gene Krupa’s energetic drumming in “Sing, Sing, Sing” and “Drum Boogie.” Finish the night with a viewing of “The Jazz Singer,” the story of a young man who defies the traditions of his devout Jewish family to pursue his dream.

 

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