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A clarinetist (sometimes also spelt clarinettist) is a musician who plays the clarinet. Many clarinetists also play the saxophone, and are therefore also saxophonists.

The most common contexts for clarinetists are:

1) With Classical Orchestras

Some important classical clarinetists

2) With Jazz Bands (especially traditional, Dixieland, and Swing styles)

Some important jazz clarinetists: