SAD NEWS | Pioneering Jazz Violinist Svend Asmussen Has Died - Aged 100
Danish jazz violinist, composer and vaudevillian Svend Asmussen has passed away - aged 100
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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