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Artie Shaw in Second Chorus (1940)

Source: Wikipedia

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

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  • Birth name: Arthur Jacob Arshawsky
  • Born: May 23, 1910 New York City, New York, United States
  • Died: December 30, 2004 (aged 94) Thousand Oaks, California, United States
  • Genres: Swing, big band
  • Occupation(s): Bandleader, composer
  • Instruments: Clarinet
  • Years active: 1925–2004

Read more about Artie Shaw at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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There are few instruments in jazz that seem so tied to a single period like the clarinet. The instrument of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and New Orleans hot jazz, the horn is a relative outlier these days with practitioners such as Anat Cohen, Ken Peplowski and the Bay Area’s terrific ...

Jazz legend's clarinet inspires teenager
BBC Entertainment, 2010-11-08 23:32:15
A clarinet once owned by the jazz legend Artie Shaw is now proving an inspiration to a teenage musician from Nottingham.

Music Review: Anderson Twins Pay Tribute to Artie Shaw at 59E59 Theaters
NY Times Music, 2010-05-26 20:56:53
Pete and Will Anderson led a sextet in a tribute to Artie Shaw at 100 at 59E59 Theaters on Tuesday evening.

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