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Acker Bilk (clarinet)

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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...

Allan Vache (clarinet)

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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 College, Jersey City, New Jersey 1971-1975. At this time he...

Alvin Batiste (clarinet)

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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...

Andrew Sfiris (clarinet)

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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 one...

Andy Biskin (clarinet)

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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 (clarinet)

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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 (clarinet)

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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 ten...

Arun Ghosh (clarinet)

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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...

Barney Bigard (clarinet)

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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...

Ben Goldberg (clarinet)

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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 (clarinet)

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Bennie Maupin's highly personal bass clarinet sound helped define such classic jazz recordings as Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, Jack Johnson, Big Fun and On the Corner, as well as recordings by Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi band, and the...

Benny Goodman (clarinet)

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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 Holden (clarinet)

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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 bands...

Beth Fleenor (clarinet)

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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,...

Bill Barner (clarinet)

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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...

Bill Kalmenson (clarinet)

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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. Bill...

Brian Walsh (clarinet)

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- 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 (clarinet)

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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 credited...

Buster Bailey (clarinet)

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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 (clarinet)

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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 (clarinet)

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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...

Christian M. Baldin (clarinet)

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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 (clarinet)

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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 Tetle (clarinet)

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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...

Dan Kassell (clarinet)

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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....

Dan Levinson (clarinet)

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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, Mel...

Darryl Harper (clarinet)

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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....

David Irwin (clarinet)

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Born in Atlanta, David Irwin attended Florida State University and the Yale Music School. He has performed with the Arkansas Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Sarasota Symphony. He has recorded with jazz band SHIM and with the McCormick Duo.

David Krakauer (clarinet)

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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...

Derek James Else (clarinet)

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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. I...

Dexter Payne (clarinet)

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Clarinetist Dexter Payne's new release, “Prá Você" (Dexofon Records) is getting great airplay and good reviews: Huff Post, Downbeat Magazine, Offbeat Magazine, AllAboutJazz.com, and more! Live video of recording:...

Dick Johnson (clarinet)

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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....

Dixieland Crackerjacks (clarinet)

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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 of the...

Don Byron (clarinet)

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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,...

Dr. Joseph D. Howell (clarinet)

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"...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 mostly self-...

Dr. Michael White (clarinet)

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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 as a youth...

Eddie Daniels (clarinet)

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Eddie Daniels is that rarest of rare musicians who is not only 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 eminent jazz critic...

Emir Santacruz Hernandez (clarinet)

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Clarinetista y Saxofonista. Es uno de los más prolíficos jóvenes jazzistas de la escena cubana. Con cuatro años comienza sus sus estudios de Piano con la profesora Maria Zambrano y después los continúo con el profesor Raúl Iglesias....

Eric Elzière (clarinet)

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Evan Christopher (clarinet)

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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...

Fabio Petrucci Trio (clarinet)

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...... The trio offers original songs from jazz flavor but are also drawn from the classical tradition and world-music, in some of them melodic tissue prevails in others the rhythm is king. The constant search of amalgam and colors is the...

FLYING FISH JUMPS (clarinet)

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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 dimension....

Francisco F. Castillo (clarinet)

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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...

Francois Houle (clarinet)

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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...

Frank Glover (clarinet)

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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, Glover’s...

Frank Gratkowski (clarinet)

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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 (clarinet)

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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...

George Lewis - Clarinet (clarinet)

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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...

Hans Hamelink (clarinet)

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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...

Harold Rubin (clarinet)

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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...
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