Famous Clarinetists

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  1. Benny Goodman

    Benny Goodman


    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

    Artie Shaw


    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

    Acker Bilk


    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

    Stan McDonald


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

  5. Stan Hasselgard

    Stan Hasselgard


    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

    Buddy DeFranco


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

  7. Jimmy Lytell

    Jimmy Lytell


    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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