By Raanan Geberer
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
BROOKLYN — Anyone with a cursory knowledge of the history of jazz and pop music knows that the heyday of big bands was in the 1920 and ’30s. Beginning with Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington, the movement reached full flower with Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Earl Hines, Artie Shaw and many others. Some of these bands are still touring, with new leaders standing in for their long-deceased originators.
The Big Band Era, as
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