Artie Shaw

This audio only interview was conducted for a radio program by Dan Del Fiorentino and donated to the NAMM Oral History program: Artie Shaw was among the most popular band leaders during the great Big Band Era of the 1930s and 40s! His fine musicianship earned him the nickname the "King of the Clarinet" and his orchestra recorded a long string of hit recording's including "Begin the Beguine," "Moonglow," and "Frenesi." As the big bands began losing popularity in the 1950s, Artie turned his attention to straight-ahead jazz, proving his vast abilities as a clarinetist.  

Interview Date:
July 6, 1994
Date of Birth:
May 23, 1910
Deceased Date:
December 30, 2004
Job Title:
Bandleader, Musician

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