Goodman, Benny [Benjamin] (David)
- Richard Wang
(b Chicago, May 30, 1909; d New York, June 13, 1986). American clarinettist, composer and bandleader.
Goodman received rudimentary musical training from 1919 at Chicago’s Kehelah Jacob Synagogue and, more importantly, two years of instruction from the classically trained clarinettist Franz Schoepp. He made his professional début in ...