1995- The Untouchables, – Notre-Dame de Paris , – . Felix 1999 GALA ADISQ " ", World Music Awards "Belle" Victoire .
Goodman performed nearly to the end of his life while exploring an interest in classical music.Goodman attended Lewis Institute (now Illinois Institute of Technology) in 1924 as a high-school sophomore, while also playing the clarinet in a dance hall band. Goodman made his first record under his own name for Vocalion two years later.He recorded with the regular Pollack band and smaller groups drawn from the orchestra through 1929.Goodman was born in Chicago, the ninth of twelve children of poor Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire.His father, David Goodman (1873–1926), came to America in 1892 from Warsaw in partitioned Poland, 1873–1964), came from Kaunas, Lithuania.
To give his children some skills and an appreciation for music, his father enrolled ten-year-old Benny and two of his brothers in music lessons at the Kehelah Jacob Synagogue, which charged his father only 25¢ per lesson, including the use of the synagogue's instruments."Playing music was a great escape for me from the poverty. It was the only time he was able to get away from the bleak environment of his urban neighborhood.