6/6 By the late 1940s, the big band business in America is in decline.
5/6 At the turn of the '40s, great musicians like Cootie Williams were playing in Benny's band
4/6 Trouble is brewing between Benny and his drummer Gene Krupa and within weeks, he is gone.
3/6 By 1936, Benny's reputation built quickly as a smash-hit jazz group featured two black men
2/6 In 1928, Benny left for New York and soon began to thrive in the Big Apple.
1/6 Curtis Stigers remembers clarinettist and bandleader Benny Goodman in his centenary year.