Artie Shaw

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by Artie Shaw

Biography

Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, 23 May 1910, East Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, d. 30 December 2004, Newbury Park, California, USA. The son of an Austrian mother and a Russian father, Arshawsky was born in New York but relocated with his family to New Haven, Connecticut while still a child. He learned to play the ukulele before taking up the alto saxophone at the age of 12, and a few years later was playing in a Connecticut dance band. In 1926, and now known as Art Shaw, he switched to... Read more

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jazz
swing
big band
clarinet
oldies
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