Famous Clarinet Players

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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.