Woody Herman

American recording artist, clarinetist, band leader

Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987) was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. He was the lead singer for "The Herd". Herman became known in the late 1930s and was active until his death in 1987. He won many Grammy Awards.

Woody Herman
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Herman in 1943
Background information
Birth nameWoodrow Charles Herman
Born(1913-05-16)May 16, 1913
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
DiedOctober 29, 1987(1987-10-29) (aged 74)
West Hollywood, California, U.S.
Associated actsIsham Jones

In 1947, Herman was Emcee and also played at the third Cavalcade of Jazz concert held at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles which was produced by Leon Hefflin, Sr. on September 7, 1947.[1]


  1. “Woody Herman and His Orchestra” AD Los Angeles Sentinel Aug. 28, 1947.

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