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Birth Name: Woodrow Charles Herman
Born: 1913/05/16
Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died: 1987/10/29
Genres: Big Band Music, Swing, Cool Jazz

Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913 - October 29, 1987), known as Woody Herman, was an American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. Leading various groups called "The Herd," Herman was one of the most popular of the 1930s and '40s bandleaders. His bands basically played jazz and blues, often including rather experimental material for their time.

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