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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.

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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?"
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: 81

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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#24 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#92 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians 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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#1 on The Greatest Clarinetists of All Time

#16 on The Best Jazz Composers 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, USA, New York

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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#2 on The Greatest Clarinetists of All Time

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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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