Kenny Davern is the leading jazz clarinetist of our day. Born in 1935, a native of Huntington, NY, his recording debut came at the age of 19 with Jack Teagarden. Career highlights include work with Buck Clayton, Red Allen and the Dukes of Dixieland. His soprano sax work was featured with Bob Wilber and Soprano Summit. Since 1979 he has toured with various quartets and recorded frequently, most recently in a string ensemble format with arrangements by Bob Haggart. Davern is a player of outstanding technical skills who combines classic jazz values with a modern harmonic approach.
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