On 16 January 1938, Benny Goodman played the concert of his life - his orchestra performed at New York's venerable Carnegie Hall. It was the first engagement of a jazz band in a concert hall otherwise reserved for classical music and a sensation at the time.
Andrej Hermlin, with his Swing Dance Orchestra and the soloists Rachel (vocals) and David (drums) Hermlin, brings this probably most famous concert in the history of jazz to the stage, true to detail, more than 80 years after the legendary performance. The clarinettist James Scannell is invited as a guest star. Roland Neffe will play the vibraphone.