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

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While this isn't a list of all male jazz violinists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male jazz violinists?" and "Who are the best male jazz violinists?"
Stéphane Grappelli is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Jazz Violinists
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Stéphane Grappelli was a French jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France with guitarist Django Reinhardt in 1934. It was one of the first all-string jazz bands. He has been called "the grandfather of jazz violinists" and continued playing concerts around the world well into his ...more

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Age: Died at 89 (1908-1997)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Film Score Composer, Actor, Jazz Violinist, Jazz Musician

Credits: Private Benjamin, Going Places, May Fools, Grappelli: Fascinating Rhythm, Stéphane Grappelli: Live in San Francisco, + more

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Leroy Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Jazz Violinists
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Leroy Jenkins was a composer and avant-garde jazz violinist and violist. Jenkins was involved in the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians while a public school teacher in Chicago. He co-founded the Creative Construction Company with Anthony Braxton and others. He led the ...more

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Age: Died at 75 (1932-2007)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Composer, Jazz Violinist, Violist

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Billy Bang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Jazz Violinists
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Billy Bang, born William Vincent Walker, was an American free jazz violinist and composer. ...more

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Age: Died at 64 (1947-2011)

Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States of America

Profession: Soldier, Musician, Composer, Jazz Violinist

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Vassar Clements is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Jazz Violinists
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Vassar Carlton Clements was a Grammy Award- winning American jazz, swing, and bluegrass fiddler. Clements has been dubbed the Father of Hillbilly Jazz, an improvisational style that blends and borrows from swing, hot jazz, and bluegrass along with roots also in country and other musical traditions. ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1928-2005)

Birthplace: Kinard, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Arranger, Record producer, Musician, Fiddler, Jazz Violinist

Credits: Nashville

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