JazzFest History

Woody Herman

Instrument: Clarinet/Bandleader
Born: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"There were a whole lot of America that wasn't ready for what the Four Brothers band was doing - as I found out. You take one giant step forward and then go back 18. I guess my one quality is I am terribly stubborn, and if somebody says, you can't do that, it's like waving a red flag in front of me."

- Woody Herman

From the JazzFest Program Biography:

Woody Herman Program Bio