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Kenny Davern, 71, Leading Jazz Clarinet Player

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WILL FRIEDWALD

Thursday, December 14, 2006

12:48:41 am

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WILL FRIEDWALD

Mr. Friedwald writes about music and popular culture for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Sun, Vanity Fair, Playboy magazine and other publications (and reviews current shows for Citiview). He also is the author of 10 books including the award-winning A Biographical Guide To The Great Jazz And Pop Singers, Sinatra: The Song Is You, Stardust Melodies, Tony Bennett: The Good Life, Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies, and Jazz Singing. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs, received eleven Grammy nominations, and appears frequently on television and other documentaries. He is also a consultant and curator for Apple Music. Current books: The Great Jazz And Pop Vocal Albums (Pantheon Books / Random House, November 2017), Sinatra: The Song Is You! - New Revised Edition (Chicago Review Press, May 2018) and Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole (Oxford University Press, July 2020). He studied elocution with Prof. Henry Higgins and musicology with Prof. Harold Hill.

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