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Sol Yaged

Sol Yaged

American jazz clarinetist
Sol Yaged
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Intro American jazz clarinetist
Was Musician Clarinetist Jazz musician
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 8 December 1922, New York City, New York, USA
Death 16 May 2019 (aged 96 years)
Star sign Sagittarius
Genre:
Jazz
Instruments:
Clarinet
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Sol Yaged c. September 1946; photograph by William P. Gottlieb

Sol Yaged (December 8, 1922 – May 11, 2019) was an American jazz clarinetist who was strongly influenced by Benny Goodman.

Life and career

Yaged was born in Brooklyn, New York and began playing the clarinet at the age of 12 after hearing Goodman's broadcasts for Nabisco in 1935. He studied under a clarinetist for the New York Philharmonic but turned down a classical career to play jazz in New York City nightclubs, such as Jimmy Ryan's and the Swing Club.

After serving in the Army for three years during World War II, Yaged played clarinet with professional groups continuously for over 70 years, with such musicians as Phil Napoleon, Coleman Hawkins, Red Allen, and Jack Teagarden. Beginning in the 1960s, he began working primarily as an ensemble leader in New York City. In the 1990s he worked in Felix Endico's swing band. Yaged served as a consultant on Benny Goodman's musical style for the 1956 film, The Benny Goodman Story.

From 1996–97, he worked under the musical direction of bandleader Jack Vartan at the Stony Hill Inn, Bergen County, New Jersey.

Family

Yaged's wife, Zelda (April 8, 1925 – January 31, 1994), died from cancer at age 68. They had two children.

Discography

  • It Might as Well Be Swing (Herald, 1956)
  • Jazz at the Metropole (Philips, 1961)
  • One More Time (Lane, 1967)
  • Your Wish Is My Command (Pine Hill Records, 2019)

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The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 18 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/23/obituaries/sol-yaged-dead.html
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https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2004119444
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