Woody Herman Photo

Woody Herman

Born: May 16, 1913

Death: Oct 29, 1987

Birthplace: Milwaukee

Profession: Singer

Nationality: United States

Woody Herman

Date of Birth : May 16, 1913
Date of Death : Oct 29, 1987
Birth Place : Milwaukee

Woodrow Charles "Woody" Herman was an American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. Leading various groups called "The Herd", Herman was one of the most popular of the 1930s and 1940s bandleaders. His bands often played music that was experimental for its time. He was a featured halftime performer for Super Bowl VII.


  • Singer
  • Bandleader
  • Saxophonist
  • Clarinetist

Also known as

  • Herman, Woody
  • Woodrow Charles Herman

Awards Won

  • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
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