In he formed an all-new Artie Shaw Orchestra featuring Dick Johnson on clarinet. Artie selected William Curtis Management of Boston to manage the new band. Dick Johnson fronted the orchestra for 25 years until his retirement in The band now features clarinetist Matt Koza. Jan 13, · As one colleague saw him, Dick Johnson was the Statue of Liberty among local jazz musicians. The former director of the Artie Shaw Orchestra, a musician who .
15 rows · Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Star Dust & Beyond: A 8/ Dick Johnson (December 1, – January 10, ) was an American big band clarinetist, best known for his work with the Artie Shaw Band. F From until his death he was the leader of the Artie Shaw Orchestra. Born Richard Brown Johnson in Brockton, Massachusetts, he also played the alto saxophone and flute.
Jan 12, · Widely considered a master of the clarinet, Johnson had a long musical career that included leading the acclaimed Artie Shaw Band for more than two decades. Dick Johnson. Jan 12, · Dick Johnson, a nationally known jazz musician and longtime city resident, died Sunday in Boston at the age of Widely considered a master .