What's in a name? If it happens to be Ben or Bennie or Benny then it just might be hot jazz and more.

Here are some I came up with. These obviously are just a few names of band leaders but there are a lot
of others plus sidemen that carry the 'Ben' handle as well. **

Ben Bernie
Ben Pollock
Ben Selvin
Bennie Moten
Benny Goodman

A couple of selections are offered here to tickle your ears. Some fine clarinet instrumentation on both pieces.

Ben Pollock - WAITIN' FOR KATIE - 1927

Benny Goodman - GIVE ME THOSE GOOD OLD DAYS - 1948


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Ben Thigpen (dm), Ben Webster (ts), Bennie Green (tb), Ben Heller (g),
Benny Altschuler (vc), Benny Bloom (tp), Benny Morton (tb),
Benny Strong (ldr), Benny Davis (Writer of poplar songs) - Margie - Baby Face
Benny Powell (tbns), Bennie Paine (p), Ben Richardson (as),
Benny Bailey (tp), Ben Williams (cl, as), Benny Washington (dm),
Bennie Krueger (ldr), Benny Meroff (ldr), Benny Carter (ldr)