KINGS OF SWING + THE BENNY GOODMAN STORY

Rating: G
Length: 240 mins

A HIGHLY COMPETENT MUSICIAN” THE AUSTRALIAN.
“A DEEPLY INTUITIVE ARTIST” LIMELIGHT.
“HE SHOULD BE APPLAUDED FOR HIS MULTIPLE MUSICAL HATS” SMH.
“A GIFTED SAXOPHONIST, CLARINETTIST, FLAUTIST, PIANIST AND COMPOSER” TIME OFF.
“ADRIAN’S PLAYING IS BEAUTIFUL” DON BURROWS.
“POSSIBLY THE ONLY YOUNG SAXOPHONIST WITH A SOUND REMINICENT OF EDDIE MILLER” WALL ST JOURNAL.

“Adrian Cunningham is a young Australian Jazz artist from Sydney who has the amazing talent of making his emotions metamorphous into beautiful songs. He makes playing the Alto/Tenor Saxophones and Clarinet look as easy as brushing your teeth. He composes heart warming songs by reflecting upon the emotions he has felt throughout a variety of life experiences and this allows his audience to share these emotions as they listen to him.
Talent can raise an artist to a certain level of success, but to capture the hearts of truly dedicated fans requires much more. An artist must posses a talent that can produce music which can be felt internally and Adrian Cunningham enraptures all of this. His music will easily grab onto your heart.” ALL ABOUT JAZZ.COM.

THE BENNY GOODMAN STORY is a biographical film starring Steve Allen and Donna Reed, directed by Valentine Davies in 1956. The film is based on the life of famed clarinetist Benny Goodman, who recorded most of the clarinet solos used in the film.

Lionel HamptonMartha TiltonKid OryGeorge GivotGene KrupaTeddy WilsonHarry James and many other musicians made appearances in this film. However, while Ziggy Elman appeared on screen recreating his trumpet solo on “And the Angels Sing”, he was unable to record his portion for the soundtrack; Manny Klein actually performed it, off-camera.

Fletcher Henderson is portrayed by Sammy Davis, Sr., father of Sammy Davis, Jr.

 

Official Trailer