Artie Shaw Blog

A growing collection of interviews, anectdotes, and glimpses into the colorful life of Artie Shaw, King of the Clarinet.

 

Bands Artie Shaw Played With

A List of Bands that Artie Shaw Played Clarinet With include:   Red Norvo All StarsSep 26 & Oct 4, 1934   Tomboy I Surrender Dear Old Fashioned Love The Night is Blue Frankie Trumbauer And His Orchestra11/20/1934   Troubled Blue Moon Down at Uncle...

Artie Shaw and his Gramercy 5, 1953-54

Early December 1953 Besame Mucho That Old Feeling Tenderly Stop and Go Mambo Sunny Side Up Imagination Late February - Early March, 1954 The Sad Sack I've Got A Crush on You Sequence in B-flat (The Chaser) Tenderly When the Quail Come Back to San Quentin Sunny Side Up...

The Best of Artie Shaw on Vinyl

Artie Shaw was a legendary jazz clarinetist and bandleader. Artie Shaw's Recordings Most of Shaw's recordings were released on vinyl records under the Bluebird, RCA Victor, Musicraft, Brunswick, Decca, and Columbia labels. The Music Shaw's music is full of energy and...

Artie Shaw Grave

Artie ShawBorn: 23 May 1910Died: 30 Dec 2004Artie was laid to rest in the 'Garden of Tranquility' section at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, California.His inscription reads as follows:The Soul Of The Song(For A.S.)He...

Top Ten Artie Shaw Songs

Top Ten Artie Shaw Songs

Top Ten Artie Shaw Songs Based on total number of plays from Spotify, Amazon, YouTube, Apple, and LastFM   Begin the Beguine Moonglow Frenesi The Chant Nightmare Stardust Any Old Time Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise All the Things You Are Concerto for Clarinet...

Remembering Artie Shaw

Remembering Artie Shaw

Remembering Artie Shaw By Mike Zwerin A time when clarinetists were matinee idols is difficult to imagine today. In addition to being the loss of a fine musician and an extraordinary human being, the death of Artie Shaw earlier this month at the age of 94 is a...

Artie Shaw Bio from IAJE

Artie Shaw Bio from IAJE

One of the sole surviving great lions of the big band swing era, master clarinetist-bandleader Artie Shaw helped define a key era in American music history. According to an issue of TIME magazine on the dawn of WWII, to the German populace Artie Shaw represented...

Personal Best. Artie Shaw at Long Beach

Personal Best. Artie Shaw at Long Beach

By: John Robert Brown Past Chairman of the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain   The 29th Annual International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) Conference took place on Jan 9th -12th 2002, at Long Beach, California. Daily temperatures were in the...

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