Shaw, Artie [Arshawsky, Arthur Jacob]
- Richard Wang
(b New York, May 23, 1910; d Thousand Oaks, CA, Dec 30, 2004). American jazz clarinettist, bandleader, composer and arranger. He grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, where in summer 1925 he joined Johnny Cavallaro’s dance band as an alto saxophonist. While touring with Cavallaro the following year he took up the clarinet, which later became his principal instrument. From ...