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        Greatly influenced by Benny Goodman, Stan Hasselg+Ñrd was an ill-fated Swedish clarinetist who focused on swing in the late '30s and '40s, but started exploring bebop toward the end of his life. In fact, he was among the first musicians to play bop on the clarinet. The jazzman was born Ake Hasselg+Ñrd in Sundsvall, Sweden, but grew up in the small town of Bollnas. Hasselg+Ñrd was given a clarinet for his 16th birthday. At 19, while he was attending the University of Uppsala in U... Read more

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