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Artie Shaw artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music
May 23, 2010 The self-taught clarinetist and bandleader lit a fire under a generation of jitterbuggers.
May 21, 2010 Fresh Air remembers one of jazz's greatest clarinetists with excerpts from a 1985 interview.
October 9, 2008 The clarinetist's ideas were often too modern, and his temperament ill-suited to the role of star.
December 30, 2004 Also a clarinetist and arranger, Shaw achieved fame with his 1938 recording of "Begin the Beguine."
March 8, 2002 Shaw explains why he walked away from fame in a Morning Edition interview.
July 25, 2006 A recording of Shaw's 1940 Concerto for Clarinet, in concert from the Hot Springs Music Festival.
April 1, 2002 A new collection of songs from Artie Shaw; the Hasidic New Wave's Afro-Semitic Diaspora; Buena V...
January 3, 2005 Bandleader and clarinetist Artie Shaw died Dec. 29 at the age of 94.
December 31, 2004 Shaw was one of the great musicians of the dance band era. NPR's Steve Inskeep has a remembrance.
September 1, 2011 The controversial Gershwin opera has long been an inspiration to jazz musicians. Hear five songs.
May 22, 2010 Explore Artie Shaw's swinging musical persona of the late 1930s in five songs.
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