Artie Shaw

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Artie Shaw

American clarinetist, composer, and bandleaderadd

Category: Music

Born in 1910.

Countries: United States (83%), United Kingdom (5%), New York (3%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Tommy Dorsey, Buddy Rich, Benny Goodman

Linked to: House Un-American Activities Committee, University of Arizona, New York Philharmonic, Paramount Pictures

 

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Artie Shaw was born in 1910 add something


1925

From 1925 until 1936, Shaw performed with many bands and orchestras, including those of Johnny Caverello and Austin Wylie. add something


1929

In 1929 and 1930 he played with Irving Aaronson's Commanders, where he was exposed to symphonic music, which he would later incorporate in his arrangements. add something


1930

Hank Wayland - His credits in the 1930s include time with Benny Goodman , Red Norvo , Artie Shaw , Bunny Berigan , and Larry Clinton


1931

Sid Weiss - He moved to New York City around 1931 and worked in the following decade with Louis Prima, Bunny Berigan, Wingy Manone, Artie Shaw, Tommy_Dorsey, Charlie Barnet, and Adrian Rollini


1935

Shaw first gained critical acclaim with his "Interlude in B-flat" at a swing concert at the Imperial Theater in New York in 1935. add something

 

Third stream - Another important jazz-classical fusion was Artie Shaw's "Interlude in B-flat," recorded in 1935 with the most unusual ensemble of a string quartet, a jazz rhythm section, and Shaw on clarinet and saxophone

 

Lee Castle - His first major professional job was with Joe Haymes in 1935; following this he worked with Artie Shaw , Tommy Dorsey , Jack Teagarden, Glenn Miller , Will Bradley , and Benny Goodman


1936

Jerry Gray (arranger) - In 1936 Gray joined Artie Shaw, who was calling himself Art Shaw, and his "New Music" orchestra as lead violinist


1937

Bea Wain - On a 1937 recording with Artie Shaw, she was credited as "Beatrice Wayne", which led some to assume that was her real name


1938

In addition to hiring Buddy Rich, he signed Billie Holiday as his band's vocalist in 1938, becoming the first white bandleader to hire a full-time black female singer to tour the segregated Southern US. However, after recording "Any Old Time" she left the band due to hostility from audiences in the South, as well as from music company executives who wanted a more "mainstream" singer. add something

 

Sponsored by Old Gold cigarettes, Shaw broadcast on CBS from November 20, 1938 until November 14, 1939. add something

 

Hot Lips Page - He appeared briefly with Bud Freeman's Orchestra in 1938, and was a featured vocalist and hot soloist with Artie Shaw's Symphonic Swing Orchestra in 1941 and 1942, with whom he recorded over 40 sides


1939

Shaw made several musical shorts in 1939 for Vitaphone and Paramount Pictures. add something


1940

Shaw even briefly dated actress Judy Garland in 1940. add something

 

Lennie Hayton - Hayton co-arranged the Hoagy Carmichael composition "Stardust" with Artie Shaw, for Shaw's recording of it in 1940, for Bluebird records

 

Clyde Hurley - After a difference of opinion with Miller over the style of music the band was playing, Hurley left Miller in May 1940 to work with Tommy Dorsey and joined Artie Shaw in 1941


1941

Henry Nemo - Nemo teamed with numerous music industry music celebrities, including Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Mildred Bailey and Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw, who recorded his song "Don't Take Your Love for Me." Shaw recorded this song in 1941 with a band of mostly African-American musicians accompanying the African-American vocalist Lena Horne


1944

Jo Stafford - Having previously discovered artists such as Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, and Woody Herman, Nidorf was impressed by Stafford's voice, and contacted her when he was demobilized in 1944


1946

In 1946, Shaw was present at a meeting of the Independent Citizens' Committee of the Arts, Sciences and Professions. add something


1947

Irv Kluger - Following this he played with Stan Kenton , Artie Shaw , and for a short time in 1950 with Tex Beneke


1950

In 1950 he was a mystery guest on What's My Line?, and during the 1970s he made appearances on The Mike Douglas Show and The Tonight Show. add something

 

Hal Stein - Having studied at Juilliard during 1950–51, Stein went on to work with Gene Krupa, Buddy Morrow, Les Elgart, Artie Shaw, Charles_Mingus, Rudy Williams, Roy Haynes, Georgie Auld, Claude Thornhill, J. C. Heard and others

 

Joe Puma - He acted as a session musician for many jazz musicians of the 1950s, including Louie Bellson, Artie Shaw, Eddie Bert, Herbie Mann, Mat Mathews, Chris Connor, and Paul Quinichette; he recorded extensively as a leader at this time

 

Trigger Alpert - In the 1950s he worked with Artie Shaw, Coleman_Hawkins, the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, Mundell Lowe, Don Elliott, Gene Krupa, and Buddy Rich


1953

In 1953, Shaw was brought up before the House Un-American Activities Committee for his leftist activities. add something

 

Tal Farlow - After six months with Artie Shaw's Gramercy Five in 1953, Farlow put together his own group, which for a time included pianist Eddie Costa.

 

Irv Kluger - He returned to play with Artie Shaw again in 1953-54 as a member of the Gramercy Five

 

Joe Roland - Roland's contributions can be appreciated in a quote from Peter Dempsy regarding Artie Shaw's Summit Ridge Drive album: "The Gramercy Five recordings of 1953 and 1954 document a brilliant phase in early modern jazz, manifested in the presence of pianist Hank Jones, guitarist Tal Farlow, bassist Tommy Potter and vibraphonist Joe Roland


1954

In 1954, Shaw stopped playing the clarinet, citing his own perfectionism, which, he later said, would have killed him. add something

 

Lee Gordon (promoter) - Gordon's first major concert tour, staged in July 1954, was a 'package' bill featuring jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Rich and Artie Shaw, with comedian Jerry Colonna


1962

He was a precision marksman, ranking fourth in the United States in 1962, as well as an expert fly fisherman. add something


1981

In 1981, he organized a new Artie Shaw Band with clarinetist Dick Johnson as bandleader and soloist. add something


1986

Greg Abate - In 1986 Abate was hired by Dick Johnson to be the tenor in the Artie Shaw Band


1990

A CD of The Complete Gramercy Five sessions was released in 1990. add something


1991

In 1991, Artie Shaw's band library and manuscript collection was donated to the University of Arizona. add something


1994

In 1994, he told Frank Prial (The New York Times), "I thought that because I was Artie Shaw I could do what I wanted, but all they wanted was 'Begin the Beguine. add something

 

Later in 2003, along with members of his original bands and other music professionals, Shaw was extensively interviewed by Russell Davies for the BBC Television documentary, Artie Shaw — Quest for Perfection, which became his last major interview. add something


2004

Artie Shaw died in 2004 add something

 

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2004. add something

 

In 2004, he was presented with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. add something

 

Doris Dowling - She was band leader Artie Shaw's 7th wife, by whom she had a son, Jonathan, a tattoo artist who reportedly owned Manhattan's oldest tattoo parlour until 2004


2005

Shaw began learning the saxophone when he was 13 years old, and by the age of 16, he switched to the clarinet and left home to tour with a band. add something


2007

Mark Simpson (clarinetist) - He has played at the Last Night of the Proms in 2007 at Hyde Park London, performing Artie Shaw's "Concerto for Clarinet"