SAD NEWS | Pioneering Jazz Violinist Svend Asmussen Has Died – Aged 100

Danish jazz violinist, composer and vaudevillian Svend Asmussen has passed away - aged 100

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Svend Asmussen Jazz Violinist

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

 

 

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