Danish jazz violinist, composer and vaudevillian Svend Asmussen has passed away – aged 100.
He will be remembered as one of the first world-class jazz musicians from Scandinavia – and as one of the first international jazz violinists of note.
Affectionately known as ‘The Fiddling Viking’, during his 8 decade career Mr Asmussen played and recorded with many of the greats of Jazz – including Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Stephane Grappelli.
Our condolences are with his family, friends, colleagues and students.
SVEND ASMUSSEN & STRING SWING | LIVE IN COPENHAGEN | 1981