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Tunes made famous by Benny Goodman - 17th November 2021

Updated: Nov 24

Tired of the Gloomy Autumn chill? Come and join us on Wednesday (17th November) when the Patchworks stage will reverberate with the positive, colourful, uplifting music of Benny Goodman, otherwise known as “The King of Swing'.




What is Swing, some of you may ask? Wikipedia calls it “a strong grooved drive”, Collins dictionary “popular music influenced by Jazz” in fact it is impossible to define the indefinable but like the happiness, you know it when it's there and you know when it is absent.


Benny Goodman, born on May 30, 1909, in Chicago, Illinois, was an American musician. He is best remembered as one of the greatest clarinettists of all time, reaching the height of his popularity in the 1930s when swing was most popular.


The band:

Martin Nickless - Clarinet,

Nat Steele - Vibraphone,

Bruce Boardman - Keyboards,

Paul Morgan - Double Bass,

Rod Young - Drums



Martin Nickless is an internationally respected musician. He is a senior clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, and arranger for many projects including the BBC's New Artist program American Big Bands and beyond.


Martin's discography includes both playing and arranging for the Chris Barber Big band, The Pasesdina Roof Orchestra, Glen Millar UK, and many more. He is a passionate exponent of Benny Goodman's music.





Join us for another heart-warming memorable evening at Twickenham Jazz Club!


We look forward to welcoming you!

Best Wishes

Lesley Christiane



Event Details:


Tunes made famous by Benny Goodman


Date: Wednesday, 17th November 2021

Time: 19.30 - 22.30 (Music starts 20:00)

Where: Twickenham Jazz Club, The Cabbage Patch,

67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ


TICKETS: £15 (Members: £12) | Cash only, please.


Table Bookings: twickjazzclub@gmail.com

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