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Woody Herman

Woody Herman
Born: May 16, 1913 in Milwaukee, WI
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Died: Oct 29, 1987 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Jazz, Classical
Biography: A fine swing clarinetist, an altoist whose sound was influenced by Johnny Hodges, a good soprano saxophonist, and a spirited blues vocalist, Woody Herman's greatest significance to jazz was as the leader of a long line of big bands. He always encouraged young talent and, more than practically any bandleader ...Read full biography