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A clarinetist (sometimes also spelt clarinettist) is a musician who plays the clarinet. Many clarinetists also play the saxophone, and are therefore also saxophonists and multireedists.

The most common contexts for clarinetists are:

1) With Classical Orchestras

Some important classical clarinetists

  • Jack Brymer
  • Michael Collins
  • Larry Combs
  • Thea King
  • Sabine Meyer
  • Charles Neidich
  • Gervase de Peyer
  • Richard Stoltzman
  • Frederick Thurston
  • Anton Stadler for whom Mozart wrote his clarinet quintet.

2) With Jazz Bands (especially traditional, Dixieland, and Swing styles)

Some important jazz clarinetists:

Last updated: 02-24-2005 14:53:12