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Herman, Woody

Syllabification: Her·man, Woody
Pronunciation: /ˈhərmən
 
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Definition of Herman, Woody in English:

( 1913–87), US jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, and bandleader; full name Woodrow Charles Herman. From 1936 he led a series of big bands called his "Herds." “Ebony Concerto” was written for him by Stravinsky and first performed at Carnegie Hall in 1946.

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