Awards & Winners

Benny Goodman

Date of Birth 30-May-1909
Place of Birth Chicago
(Illinois, United States of America, Chicago metropolitan area, Area code 872)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as The Benny Goodman Orchestra, The Essential Benny Goodman, Benjamin David Goodman, King of Swing, Goodman
Profession Bandleader, Musician, Songwriter, Clarinetist, Actor
Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader, known as the "King of Swing". In the mid-1930s, Benny Goodman led one of the most popular musical groups in America. His January 16, 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City is described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz's 'coming out' party to the world of 'respectable' music." Goodman's bands launched the careers of many major names in jazz. During an era of segregation he also led one of the first well-known integrated jazz groups. Goodman continued to perform to nearly the end of his life, while exploring an interest in classical music.

Awards by Benny Goodman

Check all the awards nominated and won by Benny Goodman.


Grammy Hall of Fame Award
Honored for : Moonglow


Grammy Hall of Fame Award
Honored for : Bartók: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet & Piano


Grammy Hall of Fame Award
Honored for : Sing, Sing, Sing


Grammy Hall of Fame Award
Honored for : 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert