Buffet-Crampon Clarinet, used by Artie Shaw

Description (Brief)
This B-flat clarinet, serial number M6727, was made by Henri Selmer. Paris, France. 1945. It was previously owned and used by American jazz musician and band leader, Artie Shaw (1910 - 2004).

Shaw achieved International success with his recording of “Beguine the Beguine” in 1938. He continued his career performing around the world, selling thousands of records, and appearing on film and television. By the end of 1954 Shaw made his last appearance as a clarinetist and stopped performing to pursue other interests.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1945
user
Shaw, Artie
maker
Selmer, Henri
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
wood, ebony (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 28 in x 3 1/8 in; 71.12 cm x 7.9375 cm
ID Number
2003.0264.02
serial number
M6727
accession number
2003.0264
catalog number
2003.0264.02
Credit Line
Gift of Artie Shaw
subject
Jazz
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Clarinets
Music & Musical Instruments
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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