Benny Goodman played the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall back in 1979, when he was 70 years old. But earlier this month, the spirit of the King of Swing filled the room again, as the Brooks Tegler Orchestra rolled into the Music Hall for a concert performance of “Benny Goodman: A Carnegie Hall Tribute” to benefit the Capital Region Coalition to End Homelessness.
Yes, it was a tribute concert, and drummer-bandleader Brooks Tegler and his 14-piece big band recreated Goodman’s legendary 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall – the concert that has been called “the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history.”
No easy undertaking, certainly, but Tegler’s band was up to the task.
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