Benny Goodman geeks can clear their calendars in mid December and head to the Big Apple for two nights of music and a lecture on the amiable clarinetist/band leader. On Dec. 12 and 14, Jazz at Lincoln Center ([email protected]) will present “The Music of Benny Goodman,” a concert of songs by or associated with Goodman, played by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra under the direction of his Royal Highness Wynton Marsalis. The Orchestra will be joined, of course, by two expert licorice stick wielders: Bob Wilber and Paquito D’Rivera. They’ll dazzle and run a swing streak up and down your spine for sure, which you’ll likely be ready for if you spend Dec. 10 at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse where saxophonist/educator Loren Schoenberg will host a jazz talk he likes to call “Benny Goodman-Long Live the King.” Schoenberg will be joined by Goodman-band alumni for the talk.
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