Artie Shaw Quotes

Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, better known as Artie Shaw, was an American jazz clarinettist, composer, and bandleader. He was also the author of both fiction and non-fiction writings.


Widely regarded as one of jazz’s finest clarinettists, Shaw led one of the United States’ most popular big bands in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. Shaw also recorded with small jazz groups drawn from within the ranks of the various big bands he led.


After the second world war, Shaw performed until 1956 when he retired from music completely.


Artie Shaw was married eight times. Away from music, he enjoyed shooting and fishing.