When record producer and civil rights activist John Hammond arranged to have Benny Goodman play with pianist Teddy Wilson at a party in Forest Hills Queens in 1935, it was the beginning of a musical group that allowed for equality among the races in the USA for the first time. When Goodman and Wilson then met, first with drummer Gene Krupa and then with vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, they established the most popular musical group in the country, one which is highly influential to this day. The story of this event as well as the great music created by these musicians for almost 40 years will be the subject of this talk.
Marshall Zucker is a retired Principal of the Elmont School District and current Religious Educator of Congregation Beth Ohr in Bellmore, Temple Beth Am of Merrick and Bellmore and Merrick Jewish Centre. Mr. Zucker is a vibraphone/xylophone player and has a fountain of knowledge about music history.
This event takes place online on Zoom.
Please register to attend.