Famous Clarinetists

Posted Aug 21, 2013
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  1. Benny Goodman
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    Benny Goodman

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    Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader, known as the "King of Swing".


  2. Artie Shaw
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    Artie Shaw

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    Artie Shaw (born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky; May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004) was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader, and actor. Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction.


  3. Acker Bilk
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    Acker Bilk

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    Bernard Stanley "Acker" Bilk, MBE (28 January 1929 – 2 November 2014) was an English clarinettist and vocalist known for his appearance – goatee, bowler hat and striped waistcoat – and breathy, vibrato-rich, lower-register clarinet style.


  4. Stan McDonald
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    Stan McDonald

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    Stanley Montrose "Stan" McDonald (born August 28, 1935) is a traditional jazz clarinetist and soprano saxophone player.


  5. Stan Hasselgard
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    Stan Hasselgard

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    Åke "Stan" Hasselgård (October 4, 1922, Sundsvall, Sweden - November 23, 1948, Decatur, Illinois) was a Swedish jazz clarinetist. Hasselgård was heavily influenced by Benny Goodman, and he played swing jazz in his early years before exploring bebop shortly before his death.


  6. Buddy DeFranco
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    Buddy DeFranco

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    Boniface Ferdinand Leonard "Buddy" DeFranco (February 17, 1923 – December 24, 2014) was an American jazz clarinet player.


  7. Jimmy Lytell
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    Jimmy Lytell

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    Jimmy Lytell (December 1, 1904 - November 28, 1972) was an American jazz clarinetist. Critic Scott Yanow called him "One of the most underrated clarinetists in jazz history".




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