Glenn Zottola – Carnegie Hall and “Ziggy Elman”

I was with Benny Goodman’s septet for 2 years. In 1988 I played Carnegie Hallfor the 50th anniversary of the historic 1938 Benny Goodman concert. I played lead trumpet all night sitting in Harry James chair but also played Harry James and Ziggy Elman solos.I played my own solo on this famous Ziggy Elman piece as I did with everything that night and even though I am Italian but I played enough jewish weddings to pull it off 🙂

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