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16 January 1938.
Benny Goodman, Clarinet.   Gene Krupa, Drums.   Jess Stacy, Piano.   Teddy Wilson, Piano.   Lionel Hampton, Vibraphone. Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Gordon Griffin, Trumpets.   ‘Red’ Ballard, Vernon Brown, Trombones.   Allen Reuss, Guitar.   Babe Russin, Hymie Schertzer, Alto Saxophones.   George Koenig, Arthur Rollini, Tenor Saxophones.   Harry Goodman, Bass.   Martha Tilton, Vocals.   Guests:  Count Basie, Piano.   Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone.   Cootie Williams, Trumpet.   Johnny Hodges, Alto and Soprano Saxophones.   Bobby Hackett, Cornet.   Freddie Green, Guitar.   Buck Clayton, Trumpet.   Walter Page, Bass.   Harry Carney, Baritone Saxophone.

9 January  1939.
First performance of the Rhapsody for Clarinet and Violin (Contrasts) by Béla Bartók.   Endre Petri, Piano.   Joseph Szigeti, Violin.   Benny Goodman, Clarinet.   

6 October 1939.
ASCAPS’s 25th Anniversary concert.
Benny Goodman, Clarinet.   Jimmy Maxwell, Ziggy Elman, Johnny Martel, Trumpets.   ‘Red’ Ballard, Vernon Brown, Ted Vesely, Trombones.   Toots Mondello, Buff Estes, Alto Saxophones.   Bus Bussey, Jerry Jerome, Tenor Saxophone.   Fletcher Henderson, Piano.    Arnold Covey, Guitar.   Art Bernstein, Bass.   Lionel Hampton, Drums.   Charlie Christian, Electric Guitar.   Nick Fatool Drums.   
Also on the bill that day were Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra, Fred Waring and his Orchestra, Glenn Miller and his Orchestra

24 December 1939 Spirituals to Swing.
Benny Goodman, clarinet.   Charlie Christian, Electric guitar.   Art Bernstein, Bass.   Fletcher Henderson, Piano.   Lionel Hampton Vibraphone.   Nick Fatool, Drums

12/13 December 1940.   
Debussy - First Rhapsody and Mozart - Clarinet Concerto.   John Barbirolli conducting the New York Philharmonic.

29 April 1941.
Prokofieff’s Variations on Yiddish Themes with Feri Roth, Rachmael Weinstock, Julius Shaier and Oliver Edel of the Roth Quartet and Andor Foldes Piano.

10 May 1948 Jazz Septet  (This concert was cancelled at the last moment  -  Thanks to Lars Westin for this information).
Benny Goodman, Clarinet.   Stan Hasselgard, Clarinet.   Teddy Wilson, Piano.   Wardell Gray, Tenor Saxophone.   Joe Bushkin, Piano.   Jonah Jones, Trumpet.   Morey Feld, Drums.   Fred Robbins host.

17 April 1953 Jazz with Louis Armstrong.
Willie Smith, Clint Neagley, Alto Saxophones.   George Auld, Sol Schlinger, Tenor Saxophones.   Ziggy Elman, Charlie Shavers, Al Stewart, Trumpets.   Vernon Brown, Rex Peer, Trombones.   Teddy Wilson, Piano.   Israel Crosby Bass.   Steve Jorden, Guitar.   Gene Krupa, Drums.   Helen Ward Vocalist.

19 January 1955.
With Leonard Bernstein.   Hindemith Clarinet Concerto.  

16 November 1960.
Aaron Copeland Concerto for Clarinet, String Orchestra and Harp.    
Richard Korn Orchestra of America.   Copland, Concerto for Clarinet, Strings, Harp and Piano.   Copeland’s sixtieth birthday and he was in the audience.

3 April 1961   Carnegie Hall salutes Jack Benny.
Benny Goodman, Clarinet.   Red Norvo, Vibraphone.   Jim Wyble, Guitar.   Mickey Sheen, Drums.   Chuck Israels, Bass.   Tony Aless, Guitar.

10 April 1963.  
Poulenc memorial concert – Premier of the Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Piano.   Leonard Bernstein, Piano.   Benny Goodman, Clarinet.

6 May 1964  Jazz Quartet.
Benefit for Wiltwyck School for Boys.   Benny Goodman, Clarinet.   Dick Shreve, Piano.   Monty Budwig, Bass.   Colin Bailey, Drums

29 June 1973   Newport Jazz Festival.   Jazz Quintet.
Benny Goodman, Clarinet.   Lionel Hampton, Vibraphone.   Slam Stewart, Bass.   Teddy Wilson, Piano.   Gene Krupa, Drums.

27 January 1974 Monsanto special.   Jazz Concert.
Benny Goodman, Clarinet.   Marvin Stam, Johnny Frosh, Chris Griffin, Bernie Privin, Trumpets.   Buddy Morrow, Edie Bert, Trombones.   Toots Mondello, Walt Levinsky, Alto Saxophones.   Zoot Sims, Al Klink, Tenor Saxophones.   Sol Schlinger, Baritone Saxophone.   Bucky Pizzarelli, Guitar.   Slam Stewart, Bass.   Grady Tate, Drums.   Guests, Cleo Laine Vocals, Johnny Dankworth Alto Saxophone.

3 April 1974.
Benefit for NYU Medical Centre.   Benny Goodman, Clarinet.   Eubie Blake, Piano.   Carmen De Lavaville, Dancer.   Rachel Wiesman, Piano.   Peter Appleyard, Vibraphone.   Hank Jones Piano.   Remo Palimeri, Guitar.   Bucky Pizzarelli, Guitar.   Paul Quinchette, Tenor Saxophone.   Zoot Sims, Tenor Saxophone.   Slam Stewart, Bass.   Grady Tate, Drums.   Paul Williams, Trumpet.

13 September 1974.
Benny Goodman, Clarinet.   Zoot Sims Tenor Saxophone, Bobby Hackett, Cornet.   Urbie Green Trombone.   Chris Griffin,   Hank Jones, Piano.   Peter Appleyard, Vibraphone.   Bucky Pizzarelli, Guitar.   Slam Stewart, Bass.   Grady Tate, Drums.

13 February 1976 Jazz.
Benny Goodman, Clarinet.   Roy Eldridge, Trumpet.   Bobby Hackett, Cornet.   Hank Jones, Piano.   Slam Stewart, Bass.   Bucky Pizzarelli, Guitar.   Peter Appleyard, Vibraphone.   Urbie Green, Trombone.   Al Klink, Tenor Saxophone.   Grady Tate, Drums.

28 June 1976 Newport Jazz. Festival.
Tommy Fay, Teddy Wilson, Piano.   Eddie Duran, Guitar.   Mike Moore, Bass.   Peter Appleyard, Vibraphone.   Connie Kay, Drums.

17 January 1978 40th Anniversary.
Benny Goodman, Clarinet.   Lionel Hampton, Vibraphone.   Jimmy Rowles, John Bunch, Mary Lou Williams, Piano.   Martha Tilton, Debi Craig Vocals.   Michael Moore, Bass.   Connie Kay, drums.   Cal Collins, Wayne Wright, Guitar.   George Young, Mel Rodon, Alto Saxophones.   Buddy Tate, Frank Wess Tenor Saxophones.   Sol Schlinger Baritone Saxophone.   Victor Paz, Jack Sheldon, Warren Vache, Trumpet.   Wayne Andre, George Masso, John Messner, Trombones.

24 March  1979 Jazz with Stephan Grappelli.
Staphane Grappelli, Violin.   John Bunch, Piano, Major Holly, Bass.   Cal Collins, Guitar.   Buddy Tate, Tenor Saxophone.   Peter Appleyard, Vibraphone.   Connie Kay, Drums.

24 June  1979 Newport Jazz festival.
Benny Goodman, Clarinet.   Buddy Tate, Tenor Saxophone.   Wayne Andre, Trombone.   Roland Hanna, Piano.   Warren Vache, Cornet.   Slam Stewart, Bass.   

5 June 1980 Jazz.
Benny Goodman, Clarinet.   Warren Vache, Cornet.   Bill Ramsey, Tenor Saxophone.   Ray Tutle, Trombone.   Don Haas, Piano.   EddieDuran, Guitar.   Al Obidinsky, Bass.   John Markham, Drums.   Rare Silk, Vocal Ensamble.

25 June  1982 Kool Jazz Festival.
Benny Goodman, Clarinet.   Lionel Hampton, Vibraphone.   Teddy Wilson. Piano.   Panama Francis, Drums.   Phil Flanigan, Bass.
Benny’s Carnegie Hall Concerts:

Benny visited Carnegie Hall on many occasions.
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