History | Types of Clarinet | Famous Clarinet Performers | Types of Clarinet Music
Clarinet players can vary from professional orchestral players, to jazz soloists, to big band jazz stars.
|Name||Date of Birth/Death||Description|
|Pete Fountain||July 3, 1990 - August 6, 2016||Very prominent jazz clarinetist, known for his dixieland/New Orleans passion for music and use of a crystal mouthpiece.(Picture of Pete Fountain on the right)|
|Benny Goodman||January 15, 1909 - June 13, 1986||A true American jazz clarinetist, known as the 1930s "King of Swing". (Inspriration of Pete Fountain)|
|Julian Bliss||1988 - na||While a singular dominant orchestra clarinetist exists, Julian Bliss is a moderately popular British clarinetist who plays orchestral clarinet, chamber clarinet, and jazz.|
|Anthony McGill||not sure||American; Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic.|