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A list of famous Jazz Clarinetists with photos! These are musicians who are masters of their craft. While it is often the singers who claim all the fame, these musicians are famous in their own right. As time has past and music evolved, the list of musical instruments available has grown, especially with the advent of the digital age.

While the vocalist may have his lyrics, it is the musicians behind him, who truly make the sound. After all, instrumentals are as popular as ever, but acappellas are few and far between. Best of all, with our modern recording technology, we will be able to enjoy these artists for centuries if not millennia! Take a look at these famous jazz clarinetists and you'll have your answer.

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Acker Bilk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Acker Bilk Pop music, Trad jazz, Easy listening

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Alan Barnes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Alan Barnes Hard bop, Bebop

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Albert Burbank is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Albert Burbank Dixieland

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Alcide Nunez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Alfred 23 Harth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Alvin Batiste is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Anat Cohen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Anat Cohen Post-bop, Jazz

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Andy Biskin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Anthony Braxton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Anthony Braxton Avant-garde jazz, Opera, Jazz

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Antti Sarpila is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Arne Domnerus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Arne Domnerus

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Artie Shaw is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Artie Shaw Swing music, Big band

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Barney Bigard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Barney Bigard Swing music, Dixieland

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Benny Carter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Benny Carter Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Benny Goodman Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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Bill Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Bob Helm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Bob Wilber is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Bob Wilber Jazz, Dixieland

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Bud Freeman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Bud Freeman Jazz, Dixieland

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Buddy DeFranco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Buddy DeFranco Swing music, Post-bop, Bebop

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Buddy Featherstonhaugh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Buster Bailey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Chico Freeman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Chris Biscoe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Chris Speed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Chris Speed Avant-garde jazz, Folk jazz, Free jazz

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Craig Ball is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Dan Block is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Dan St. Marseille is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Dan St. Marseille

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Daniel Carter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Dave Tarras is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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David Krakauer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
David Krakauer Klezmer, Classical music, Jazz

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David Murray is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
David Murray Avant-garde jazz, Post-bop, Free jazz

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Derek Bermel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Dink Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Don Byron is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Don Byron Klezmer, Avant-garde jazz, Post-bop

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Don Murray is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Eddie Barefield is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Eddie Daniels is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Eddie Daniels Third stream, Hard bop, Smooth jazz

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Edmond Hall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Edmond Hall Swing music, Dixieland

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Emile Barnes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Eric Dolphy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Eric Dolphy Avant-garde jazz, Third stream, Post-bop

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Ernie Caceres is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Evan Christopher is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Evan Ziporyn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Gabriele Mirabassi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Gary Bartz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Gary Bartz Free funk, Post-bop, Jazz

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George Adams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
George Adams Avant-garde jazz, Hard bop, Post-bop

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George Lewis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
George Lewis Blues, Dixieland

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Georgie Auld is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Gerd Dudek is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists