Sixty Plus - “Battle of the Big Bands – Benny Goodman vs. Artie Shaw
Presentation by Mark Levy, performer and music educator
Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw were two of the top big band leaders starting in the 1930s. Both were from Jewish backgrounds. Both played clarinet and were rivals from the 1930s to 1950s. In this presentation, we see rare film clips and hear recordings of their brilliant playing with interviews and commentary on their careers and what made them both so popular.
Mark Levy has traveled across the country performing and teaching adult calsses for over 40 years. He brings film and audio clips, stories and anecdotes to make the history and music come alive.
The meeting will be held in the Cesar Chavez Student Center on the SF State Main Campus
Lower Level - Rosa Parks Room
Meetings begin at 1:00 with a business meeting which is followed by the program at approximately 1:15 p.m.
Following the presentation is a short social time.