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List of famous male clarinetists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male clarinetists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being clarinetists. There are thousand of males working as clarinetists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic clarinetists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a clarinetist then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list contains people like Giora Feidman and Chris Speed.

While this isn't a list of all male clarinetists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male clarinetists?" and "Who are the best male clarinetists?"
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Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Clarinetists
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Heywood "Woody" Allen is an American actor, writer, director, comedian and playwright, whose career spans more than 50 years. He worked as a comedy writer in the 1950s, writing jokes and scripts for television and publishing several books of short humor pieces. In the early 1960s, Allen began ...more

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Age: 80

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Comedian, Musician, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Annie Hall, Midnight in Paris, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Manhattan

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#913 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#36 on The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

#289 on The Best Actors in Film History

#158 on The Funniest People of All Time

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Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Clarinetists
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Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader, known as the "King of Swing". In the mid-1930s, Benny Goodman led one of the most popular musical groups in America. His January 16, 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City is described by ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1909-1986)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Bandleader, Actor Clarinetist

Credits: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Music and Lyrics, Raging Bull, The English Patient

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#270 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#1525 on The Best Rock Bands of All Time

#108 on The Most Influential People of the Second World War

#1 on The Greatest Clarinetists of All Time

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Artie Shaw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Clarinetists
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Artie Shaw was an American clarinetist, composer, and bandleader. Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction. Widely regarded as "one of jazz's finest clarinetists," Shaw led one of the United States' most popular big bands in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. Though he had ...more

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Age: Died at 94 (1910-2004)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Arranger, Musician, Bandleader Author, + more

Credits: Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got, Second Chorus, Dancing Co Ed, Buddy Rich: Jazz Legend: 1917-1987 Big Band: Artie Shaw & Duke Ellington, + more

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#201 on Celebrities You Didn't Know Use Stage Names

#2 on The Greatest Clarinetists of All Time

#87 on List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

#126 on The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists

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Evan Christopher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Clarinetists
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Evan Christopher is an American clarinetist and composer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Recognized mainly for a personal brand of "contemporary early-jazz,” he strives to extend the legacy of the unique clarinet style anchored in the musical vocabulary created by early New Orleans clarinetists ...more

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America

Profession: Clarinetist

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#254 on The Best World Music Artists

#17 on The Best Trad Jazz Artists

#43 on Famous Jazz Clarinetists

#120 on The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists

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Woody Herman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Clarinetists
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Woodrow Charles "Woody" Herman was an American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. Leading various groups called "The Herd", Herman was one of the most popular of the 1930s and 1940s bandleaders. His bands often played music that was experimental for its ...more

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Age: Died at 74 (1913-1987)

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Profession: Saxophonist, Bandleader, Clarinetist, Singer

Credits: The Bell Telephone Hour

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#18 on Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

#11 on The Greatest Clarinetists of All Time

#90 on The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists

#343 on Famous Saxophonists

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Chris Speed is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Clarinetists
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Chris Speed is a film score composer. ...more

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Saxophonist, Bandleader, Composer Clarinetist

Credits: Tiger Tail in Blue

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#30 on The Best Avant-garde Jazz Bands/Artists

#64 on Famous Saxophonists

#149 on The Best Free Jazz Bands/Artists

#25 on Famous Jazz Clarinetists

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Sidney Bechet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Clarinetists
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Sidney Bechet was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. He was one of the first important soloists in jazz, and was perhaps the first notable jazz saxophonist. Forceful delivery, well-constructed improvisations, and a distinctive, wide vibrato characterized Bechet's ...more

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Age: Died at 62 (1897-1959)

Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Louisiana

Profession: Musician, Composer, Clarinetist

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#52 on The Greatest Saxophonists of All Time

#8 on The Greatest Clarinetists of All Time

#20 on The Greatest Jazz Saxophonists of All Time

#61 on The Best Jazz Musicians/Artists

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Charles Neidich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Clarinetists
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Charles Neidich


Charles Neidich is an American classical clarinetist, composer, and conductor. ...more

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Profession: Clarinetist

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#17 on The Greatest Clarinetists of All Time

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