Bands/Musicians Famous Jazz Clarinetists  

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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
Pop music, Trad jazz, Easy listening

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

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

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Anthony Braxton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
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
Swing music, Big band

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

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

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Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
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
Bob Helm

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

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

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Buddy DeFranco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Jazz Clarinetists
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
Avant-garde jazz, Folk jazz, Free jazz