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Acker Bilk has won immortality on rock oldies radio for his surprise 1962 hit "Stranger on the Shore,"
an evocative ballad featuring his heavily quavering low-register clarinet over a bank of strings. To the
jazz world, though, he has a...
Allan Vache’ ��" Clarinetist
Born December 16, 1953
Allan Vache was graduated from Roosevelt Elementary School, Rahway Junior High School, and Rahway High School, Rahway, New Jersey 1959-1971. He also attended Jersey City State...
A music master, composer, arranger, educator and
performer - Alvin Batiste defies description.
He is a Renaissance Man for the 21st Century.
He is a Music Pioneer who has contributed to every genre.
He is simply "Batiste" - one of the...
I am Currently A High School Student at Chatham High School in Chatham, NJ. I plan to double major in Music Education and Jazz Performance (clarinet). I am very active in the music program at school and look to further my music career...
Andy Biskin is a clarinetist and composer with a broad range of interests. In addition to leading several ensembles in the New York area, he has composed scores for film, dance, and theater. Born and raised in Texas, Biskin studied music...
Andy Firth started his performance career at the age of 14 when he appeared around South Australia featuring in small groups and big bands. By 17 Andy had moved to Adelaide and co-founded his first band The BBC Trio and later the BBC...
Artie Shaw, a brilliant jazz clarinetist, was one of the most
enigmatic, daring and adventurous bandleaders of the
swing-era. An intellectual, he hated public life and the music
industry. Over the course of his short career he formed...
Arun Ghosh is a British-Asian clarinettist and composer.
His second album, Primal Odyssey, was released in October 2011 on camoci records.
In 2008 he was selected for Edition IV of the Jerwood/PRS Foundation 'Take Five' initiative for...
One of the premier clarinet players in the history of jazz, Barney Bigard remains immortal. Bigard carried the influence of his birth city, New Orleans, throughout his career. He played tenor sax but later concentrated on clarinet, which...
Clarinetist / Composer Ben Goldberg grew up in Denver, Colorado. He received his undergraduate music degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master of Arts in Composition from Mills College. He was a pupil of the eminent...
Bennie Maupin's highly personal bass clarinet sound helped define such classic
jazz recordings as Miles Davis' Bitches Brew
, Big Fun
and On the Corner
, as well as
recordings by Herbie...
Benjamin David Goodman was born on May 30, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the eighth child of immigrants David Goodman and Dora Grisinsky Goodman, who left Russia to escape anti-Semitism. Benny's mother never learned to speak English....
Bernie found he could play tunes by ear on the recorder and
mouth organ from the age of about 6 and had piano lessons
for two years starting about 10. Took up clarinet in the school
orchestra at 13 and by 16 was playing in local jazz...
Composer, clarinetist, and raucous vocal percussionist Beth Fleenor harbors a strong love for variety and all sonic manipulation, moving freely through genres such as jazz, rock, classical, contemporary chamber, Slavic & American folk,...
IBill Barner's "Ten Tunes" reached number 10 on the jazz radio top 40. Radio accolades include, "Very impressed with Bill Barner’s clarinet work"~Sandy Taylor, WRIU Kinston, RI., and "The Bill Barner album is fun and mood transforming....
Prior to his feature debut as a writer-director Bill worked steadily as a stand
up comedian and actor. After cutting his teeth in the N.Y.C. and Los Angeles
club scenes Bill headlined regularly in comedy clubs all across the country.
- Brian Walsh is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts(MFA,BFA) and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. He has studied clarinet with William Powell, Gary Bovyer, Debra Kanter, and Val Grayson. He has studied...
Buddy DeFranco has the unprecedented distinction of winning twenty Downbeat Magazine Awards, nine Metronome Magazine Awards, and sixteen Playboy All-Stars Awards as the number one jazz clarinetist in the world.
Buddy is generally...
Buster Bailey - clarinet
A highly virtuosic clarinetist from the formative years of jazz, Buster Bailey was a distinguished professional and one of the great figures of jazz clarinet.
Born William C. Bailey, 19 July 1902, in Memphis,...
Carl Barriteau was born in Trinidad, West Indies in 1914. He received his first musical tuition at the Belmont Orphanage in Trinidad and later gigged with Bert McLean's Jazz Hounds before moving to Britain in May, 1937. Twelve days later...
Charlie Gabriel, known to friends and relatives as Charlie "G" was born in New Orleans, LA and hails from a musical family. His great grandfather, Narcesse Gabriel, who resided in New Orleans in 1856 was a bass player. Charlie's...
Clarinet, Sax and EWI Akai 4000s are my preferred instruments.
This page is intended to share my passion with others. I play
music only as amateur.
Chuck Hedges built his reputation in his hometown Chicago in the early 50's along with George Brun, Danny Alvin and Muggsy Spanier.
During the 60's Chuck was part of the great Dick Ruedebusch Band that recorded many records and performed...
Clifford Irving Tetle was born in Lowell, MA on April 19, 1952. He started playing clarinet
in fourth grade and his love for it never stopped. Upon graduating from high school,
Clifford moved to Boston and studied at Berklee College of...
Inspired by stride pianist, humorist vocalist Fats Waller on 10" LP's that included Al Casey-rhythm guitar, Herman Autrey-trumpet and Al Hall-string bass I learned to play clarinet in the Dover New Jersey High School Marching Band....
The cover of the August 1998 issue of The Mississippi Rag
refers to Dan Levinson as the "in-demand reedman." Indeed, during an active career that began in the 1980s, he has enjoyed working with such jazz luminaries as Dick Hyman,...
Darryl Harper began working professionally on clarinet at the age of sixteen in his native Philadelphia. He has performed for over twenty years in venues throughout the world and has recorded several albums on the Hipnotic Records label....
Born in Atlanta, David Irwin attended Florida State University and the Yale Music
School. He has performed with the Arkansas Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and
He has recorded with jazz band SHIM and with the McCormick...
Only a select few artists have the ability to convey their message to the back row, to galvanize an audience with a visceral power that connects on a universal level. David Krakauer is such an artist. Widely considered one of the greatest...
Semi-retired really. I am now running a quintet playing local gigs only. Clarinet,Piano, Double Bass, Drums, Vocalist. We only do about two gigs every year. I have for many years played Alto Sax. as well but do not play it at the moment.
Gaudencio Thiago de Mello exited the earthly plane last month at the age of
80. Not bad for an Amazon indian who contracted malaria as a young child.
His passing ended a prolific composing career. Most notable were
Dick Johnson, perhaps best known for his long stint as frontman for the Artie Shaw Orchestra. Born and grew up in the Brockton, Mass area as part of a musical family. He got his professional start as a musician during a stint with the U.S....
Founder and bandleader of the Dixieland Crackerjacks is Bert
Brandsma. He is one of the few saxophonists in the
Netherlands to have earned Bachelors degrees in music for
both Jazz and Classical music. Besides playing all members
For well over a decade, Don Byron has been a singular voice in an astounding range of musical contexts, exploring widely divergent traditions while continually striving for what he calls "a sound above genre." As clarinetist, saxophonist,...
"...A brilliant virtuoso whose complete control over the
clarinet and originality as both an improviser and a
composer are very impressive..."
- Scott Yanow, world-famous jazz writer
Dr. Joseph D. Howell has gone from being a...
Dr. Michael White - clarinet
Although he grew up in the jazz-saturated environment of
New Orleans and several of his relatives played with early
jazz greats King Oliver and Kid Ory, Dr. Michael White's
primary musical influence...
Eddie Daniels is that rarest of rare musicians who is not
equally at home in both jazz and classical music, but excels
at both with breathtaking virtuosity.
Expert testimony from the jazz world comes from the
Clarinetist, Evan Christopher combines virtuosity, immaculate taste, and enthusiasm with a deep commitment to exploring the full range of possibilities in the New Orleans Jazz tradition. Anchored in the musical vocabulary created by early...
THE FLYING FISH JUMPS is constantly moving on, probably the best signed
band on today's Belgian Jazz scene.
ROAD TRIP, the first release of the Belgian modern and mad jazz quartet,
FLYING FISH JUMPS is now taking us to another...
SMALL JAZZ BAND - The Jazz Band of Cordoba City
This traditional jazz band saw the light of day back in 1981 in the Argentine city of Cordoba, with a view to recreating the style of the first bands of the 1920s, like those of Joe...
Clarinetist François Houle has established himself as one of
today’s most inventive musicians, in all of the diverse musical
spheres he embraces: classical, jazz, new music, improvised
music, and world music. Whether he’s performing...
A National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Performance Award recipient, Glover's
debut at Carnegie Recital Hall received a standing ovation and accolades from
listeners and critics alike. Best known for his jazz clarinet recordings,
Frank Gratkowski plays clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, alto saxophone, flute. He was born in Hamburg, Germany.
Gratkowski started playing the saxophone at 16 and, following a period at the Hamburg Conservatory (Hamburger...
Gábor Winand started his musical studies on the clarinet, and then after finishing primary school turned to singing. At the age of 19 he was admitted to the jazz department of the Bartók Béla Conservatory, where his teacher was Attila...
A jazz clarinetist who achieved his greatest fame and influence in his later decades of life, George Louis Francis Zeno, was born in 1900 in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Lewis was playing clarinet professionally by 1917. He played...
If you like nice and easy jazzmusic, not too loud and in a cosy atmosphere, played by musicians who still have fun in making that particular music, well then you will be pleased to hear the NEW ORLEANS RED BEANS, a Dutch band that has...
Born: Friday 13th May 1932 7.00 am--Breach birth. Sickly child, protected by his mother. Started questioning the wisdom of God at the age of 5 after an incident with his black nanny and convicts working on the road on his way to nursery...
Modern Jazz that proves that good jazz can be good music and that good music can be good jazz. Featuring Harry Goldson, clarinet; Larry Gray, bass; Leon Joyce, drums; Jim Cooper, vibes; Dave Hay, piano.
Jazz clarinetist Harry Skoler was born in Syracuse, NY in 1956. Harry is Associate Professor of Woodwinds at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee in 1978, and a Master of...
“One of the best kept secrets in Canada, … a truly remarkable musician.” (- Bill King, Jazz Preview, Jazz FM91.1)
Originally from Vancouver, Canada, jazz clarinetist/composer James Danderfer has been traveling, studying and...
“Falzone is a remarkable, in-the-moment improviser -- able, as few virtuosi can, to listen as intently
--Larry Kart, Author of Jazz in Search of Itself
(Yale University Press)
Composer and clarinetist...
He was born in Chestertown, Maryland in 1990. He moved to North Carolina about a month after He was born. He lived in Morganton, North Carolina for a long time. Here is where he would play my first musical instrument in a band. He played...Biography missing, add it now.
Jeremiah Cymerman (pronounced SIMMER-MAN) is a composer and clarinetist based in Brooklyn, New York. He was born May 4th, 1980 in log cabin in North Georgia. Since 2002 Cymerman has been active in a wide variety of musical contexts and has...
I am the Artistic Director for the Salt Lake City International Jazz
Festival. As a jazz musician, (clarinet, alto sax, flute, piccolo) I
have performed on many jazz festivals to include the Park City
Jazz Festival, Snowbird Blues & Jazz...
Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (NOT the Czech Republic), on
St. Patrick's Day, 1946. As the younger son of a pianist
mother and a cellist father. he enjoyed thorough musical
education from his distinguished parents in playing...
I am Jim Brimer a jazz clarinetist that leads a group called Jim’s Jazz Band which plays traditional jazz music residing in Fort Worth, Texas. Brian Harvey of EuroClub de Jazz in the United Kingdom says “The Jim of Jim’s Jazz Band...
Jimmie Noone is considered one of the best clarinetists of the Roaring Twenties. His style differs from
the other two great New Orleans clarinet players, Johnny Dodds and Sidney Bechet because of his
smoother, more romantic tone. Noone's...
Reedman and composer Jimmy Giuffre was born in Dallas, TX. He started his musical education at age 9 learning the clarinet and within few years he was proficient enough to give solo clarinet recitals at local functions. After high school...
Jimmy Hamilton was for a quarter-century a mainstay of jazz's most important large ensemble, the Duke Ellington Orchestra. On clarinet, Hamilton was a model of polished, cool style and substance, while his less often featured work on tenor...
Born in Antwerp, Belgium. studied classical clarinet during his childhood.
Studied at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague with jazz clarinettists John
Ruocco and Michael Moore. Obtained his master degree at the Royal
Conservatory of the...
“There are a number of exceptional clarinetists working in the traditional idioms right now, but none of them cut Joe Licari.” --Robert Levin
Joe Licari (b. January 10, 1934, Brooklyn, New York) is an American jazz...
Joe Mares born New Orleans 1908 was a Dixieland clarinet player, brother of Paul Mares (1900-1949),
an American early dixieland jazz cornet & trumpet player, and leader of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings.
Their father, Joseph E. Mares,...
Joe Traina has been leader of the Joe Traina Quartet and Quintet since 1990 performing extensively throughout the New York Tri-State area in such notable establishments as The Rainbow Room, Tavern On The Green, The National Arts Club,...
At one point in time, John LaPorta looked like he was going to
be one of the leading clarinetists in modern jazz. His cool tone
and very advanced style (influenced by Lennie Tristano)
seemed to be making him the Lee Konitz of the...
From the early days of the brass bands in New Orleans, to the hot jazz of the Roaring Twenties in Chicago, a key figure in the musical progression was the fluid toned, amazingly versatile clarinetist, Johnny Dodds.
. Born on April 12,...
The late Mel Tormé said, "Since the advent of Benny Goodman, there have been too few clarinetists to fill the void that Goodman left. Ken Peplowski is most certainly one of those few. The man is magic."
The New York Times pronounced a...
John Kenneth Davern's embryonic days in the music world found him as a big band sideman in various sax sections, and then on to the classic jazz combos of Greenwich Village and New York's uptown clubs as a clarinetist, to his soprano sax...
Lajos Dudas was born in Budapest/Hungary and studied there at the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (1958-1963), laying the foundations for his successful career not only as jazz and pop/rock musician but also...
I started my professional career in the 1950's playing weddings, ethnic affairs and big band jobs with The Ohioans. In 1961 I joined the Tom Arnone Band and remained there until 1997, working extensively at Pesano's Restaurant in Garfield...
Leon Roppolo was a prominent early jazz clarinetist, best known for his playing with the New Orleans Rhythm Kings.The New Orleans Rhythm Kings were one of the hottest jazz bands of the early 1920s, and a strong influence on many later...
Clarinetist/Saxophonist Linus Wyrsch, is a frequently booked recording and
live artist based on the East Coast, with a passion for jazz, Brazilian and Latin
music. He is known for his bright yet mellow sound and his versatility.
Clarinettiste et saxophoniste de jazz, né aux confins de
l'Europe, fan inconditionnel de Stan Getz et attiré très
jeune par son jeu, je n’avais que 17 ans quand je suis monté
sur scène pour jouer. Passionné par mon...“Masterful Clarinet! Luca is a noted Italian clarinettist and composer who now makes his home in London, having developed an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso around the UK and overseas via recordings and concert hall...Don't have the website.
I was born in Santiago de Chile.
None of my family is a musician.
I started hearing music in serious at four years old. Artists: Chubby Checker, Patachou, Paul Robeson, Paul Anka, etc.
At 9 yrs old, my parents,...Mahlon Clark clarinetist performed on the soundtracks of numerous Hollywood movies and recorded
with artists as varied as Lawrence Welk and Madonna. Clark played the well-known clarinet solo of
Henry Mancini's "Baby Elephant Walk,"...Marco was born in Locarno and grew up in the Italian speaking
region of Switzerland. After attending the commercial school
Marco decided to go ahead with studying the clarinet at the
Zurich Music Academy under Hansjuerg Leuthold and...Mark G. Sowlakis was introduced to music at the age of 4 through piano lessons; by age 11 he was playing the alto saxophone. A student of William Trimble throughout high school, he was a founding member of The Nuclear Whales Saxophone...Matt Darriau, saxophonist, clarinettist, ethnic-woodwind specialist and composer, Darriau has made several innovative contributions to the New York music scene. His background in the fertile and eclectic milieu of the New England...Matt Snyder is a clarinetist and saxophonist based in Brooklyn. After studying with Ted Dunbar at Rutgers University and David Baker at Indiana University, he moved to New York in 1995. His primary instruments are clarinet and bass...Clarinetist and Tenor Saxophonist Maxine Carol Martin is a Hartford, CT. resident. Her album "Fragments And Colors Of Me" has a variety of music with jazz, r& b, and Latin influences. Most of the compositions are originalssome are...Mezz Mezzrow was born in Chicago in 1899 and was one
of that city's most popular clarinetists during the golden
jazz age of the twenties. Many of Mezzrow's records
reveal his deep feeling for the blues and his playing is
characterized by...Michael Lowenstern, widely considered
one of the finest bass clarinetists in the
world, has performed, recorded and
toured as a soloist and with ensembles of
Michael has written music for concert, film,
dance and various...Michael Marcus has been an active member of the New York
jazz scene for
over twenty five years. In the 1980's and 1990's Michael
became a prominent
figure on the "free jazz" scene...while always staying
connected to...Clarinetist/Saxophonist/Composer Mike McGinnis has worked
with some of today’s most innovative and influential artists
including Anthony Braxton’s Trillium E Orchestra, Steve
Coleman's Aquarius Ingress (Ravi Coltrane, Tony...Mort Weiss is a bebop-oriented clarinet player with ten
albums as leader to date. After having taken 30-odd years
off from playing, Weiss came to musical life as a leader in 2003
with The Mort Weiss Quartet (AKA Mort Wiess...An active musician in the London free improv scene, occasionally playing at venues such as the Vortex, Battersea Arts Centre, Cafe Oto, Ray's Jazz, as well as appearing in other European cities, such as Krakow, Berlin and Rome. CD's ...Biography missing, add it now.Biography missing, add it now.One of Brazil's best proponents and keepers of the gafieira tradition (popular
ballrooms historically linked to the Carioca folklore tradition of highly artistic
and swinging dancing and playing) and one of the best choro players,...Michael Andrew "Peanuts" Hucko was born in 1918 in Syracuse, NY and moved to New York City in
1939. From 1939 to 1940, He played tenor saxophone with Will Bradley and Joe Marsala. After a brief
time with Charlie Spivak, he joined the Glenn...Pee Wee Russell - clarinet (1906 - 1969)
Clarinetist Pee Wee Russell is one of those unique players that comes along only once in a lifetime, squawking his way quite expressively in an unpredictable fashion, carving out his own...Perry Morris Robinson (born September 17, 1938) is an American free jazz and klezmer clarinettist, an author, and the son of composer and folk singer Earl Robinson.
Robinson was born in New York City. After college he went to the Lenox...Peter Dewey Fountain, Jr. was born July 3, 1930 in New
Orleans, the cradle of American music, Jazz. He was a
skinny kid who spent too much time hanging around the front
stoop of the Top Hat Dance Hall near his home. The Top
Hat was a...Has performed extensively throughout his native UK, mainland Europe, the Americas, Australia and the Far East in jazz clubs, concert halls as both a guest artiste and a member of various ensembles. He now divides his time between London,...Raffaele Amenta plays saxophone and clarinet. He studied in Bologna.
Raffaele Amenta also teaches music at Cultural Association "La Barberia" in Bologna. Took his first steps as a professional in 2007 and founded the jazz quartet...Since 1981 I live as a saxophone/clarinet player, singer, composer and writer in Berlin.
Inspired by artists like John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Archie Shepp, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Otis Redding as well as from Bach, Mozart or Dvorak my...Richard Benetar
Vocalist, Musician, Composer, Arranger
Brooklyn born, Richard Benetar first sang in public at the age
of three, and hasn't stopped yet. Throughout grade and high
school, Richard appeared in musical productions, and at...Born in Austria and raised in Germany, Richard grew up taking classical clarinet lessons and performing in various roles in school productions. After attending a local Jazz concert around the age of 15, he and a few co-students...Biography missing, add it now.Biography missing, add it now.ALTO CLARINET; CLARINET; BAMBOO FLUTE; COMPOSITION
Rozanne Levine was introduced to the jazz/new music community as a performer with William Parker and Patricia Nicholson Parker's Centering Music/Dance Ensemble during the late 1970’s....Graduate in Music Education, Cal State L.A. 1958, businessman for 40 years, returned to part time teaching and music in 1990. Began to perform as Dixieland-Swing band leader in 2000. I am now full-time retired and using all my energies as...World class clarinetist Russ Reinberg has appeared at Carnegie Hall and other concert venues; on numerous national TV shows including seven appearances on the Tonight Show; a week each on the Mike Douglas Show and Dinah Shore Show; PBS;...Formed in 1957, the Benkó Dixieland Band is one of most popular jazz groups in Hungary while also one of the best in the world, an ensemble whose very first album was a golden disc. Winners of a great many Hungarian festivals and...Seán Mac Erlaine is a Dublin-based woodwind instrumentalist and composer,
recognised as one of Ireland's most forward-thinking jazz musicians. Seán works
in a variety of settings maintaining a busy performance schedule in Ireland and...Barbados-born clarinettist and saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings is a member of experimental contemporary jazz group Zed U who are due to release an album mid 2009. He is also part of jazz legend Courtney Pine’s Jazz Warriors and has...Biography missing, add it now.Souren Baronian - G-clarinet, saxophone, kaval, duduk, riq
Haig Manoukian - 'oud
Lee Baronian - darbukkeh
Mal Stein - drums, percussion
Sprocket Royer - double bass
Tickets: $15 available at door or online here. (A surcharge applies,...Stefan K
Clarinet & keyboard player, composer, arranger, midi-
programer, sound engineer/designer.I played Jazz in New York City, Paris France and Frankfurt
Germany from 1949 through 1962 at Nick's, Melody Lounge,
Central Plaza, Cinderella Club, Kit Kat Club, JazKeller, Vieux
Colombier, etc., with Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge,...Tale Ognenovski was born in the village of
Brusnik near Bitola in the Republic of Macedonia on April
27, 1922. Tale Ognenovski is the greatest clarinetist, reed
piper, zourlist and small bagpiper of all time,
demonstrating...Jörgensmann was born in 1948 in the town of
Bottrop in the Western Rhur industrial region of Germany. His work with the
'Bottrop Sextet' reveals that he continues to retain great affection for the town
where he grew up. In the...With the beginning of the twenty-first century comes a core of musicians with fresh and imaginative ideas for this timeless American art form known as “jazz”. This is especially true in New Orleans and clarinetist Tim Laughlin is...Todd Brunel is an innovative, critically acclaimed clarinetist
and saxophonist, who performs extensively as a crossover
classical and jazz musician. In the world premiere event 'From
Requiem to Renewal' at Boston College, Eileen Pfeiffer...I am the leader and reeds player in Dr. Dubious and the Agnostics, a Dixieland Jazz band playing in the Metro New York area since 1998.
We are a hot jazz, 7 or 8 piece band and have performed at First Nights, street fairs, weddings,...Born San Francisco,1939,raised East Bay. Studied English at S.F. State with private lessons with altoist John Handy. Taught English at American River College, Sacramento, '65-'76. Musician thereafter, playing mostly Dixieland/swing with...om Skublics is a full time, free-lancing woodwind player with over 35 years of experience on saxophones, clarinets, flutes and piccolo.
Since 1998 he has played the lead woodwind chair in the orchestras for The Shaw Festival’s musical...Tony Scott, a distinguished jazz clarinetist who in the 1950s
helped steer his instrument out of the
swing era and into the sax-infested waters of bebop. With
Buddy DeFranco, Mr. Scott was considered
one of the leading bebop clarinetists....Los Angeles-born William Carter graduated from Stanford University in 1957. He became a professional photographer, writer and editor while concurrently pursuing fine art photography.
In New York, Carter worked as a book editor for...
Allen is a passionate fan of jazz which is often featured prominently in his movies' soundtracks. He has
played the clarinet since adolescence and chose his stage name from an idol, famed clarinetist...