King of the Clarinet
Born: 1910, New York City, NY
Died: 2004, Newbury Park, CA
New York, Connecticut, and Ohio
Defining a genre.
The fast tempo music of the 1930’s and 1940’s that the younger generations loved to dance to.
Also known as Jazz Orchestras, Big Bands typically included anywhere from 10 to 25 musicians playing saxophones, trumpets, trombones, a guitar, piano, bass, drums, and sometimes a clarinet.
Gifting Music to the World Since 1936
About Artie Shaw
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Artie Shaw’s first public appearance leading his own band was in his native New York City on May 24th, 1936.
Artie became one of the biggest names in jazz and popular music during the heyday for Swing in the late 1930’s and 1940’s.