Woody Herman - American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, singer, and big band leader; born May 16, 1913 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Leading various groups called "The Herd", Herman came to prominence the late 1930s and was active until his death in 1987.
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Sometimes billed as "The Band That Plays The Blues", Woody Herman won Grammy Awards for Woody Herman - Encore (1963) - Best Instrumental Jazz Performance - Large Group, Giant Steps 1971 - Best Jazz Performance - Large Group, and Thundering Herd 1973 - Best Jazz Performance - Large Group.