Tag: jazz

  • How Did Jazz Get to Carnegie Hall? Practice

    On this date in 1938, Benny Goodman and his band played the first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. Here are some things you may not have known about the concert, the landmark recording of it and Carnegie Hall in general. Until 1938, Carnegie Hall had been been a venue exclusively for classical […]

  • John Hammond: Mastering the Art of Musical Talent Scouting

    Today is the birthday of American music producer and talent scout John Hammond. Here are a few facts about a man whose career spanned several decades and several genres. John Hammond was born in New York in 1910, the great-great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt. As a child, Hammond was drawn to music played by his family’s […]