Benny Goodman grew up near Maxwell Street and started playing clarinet at age 10, soon after developing the skills that would earn him the title "King of Swing." His career spanned six decades, included playing alongside some of the most important figures in jazz and a 1938 concert at New York's Caregie hall, the first for a jazz artist. Goodman is pictured sitting in with a public school band concert. The conductor in this 1954 photo is James Sylvester, Goodman's Hull House clarinet teacher.
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