Jan 13, · As one colleague saw him, Dick Johnson was the Statue of Liberty among local jazz musicians. The former director of the Artie Shaw Orchestra, a musician who . 15 rows · Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Star Dust & Beyond: A 8/
In he formed an all-new Artie Shaw Orchestra featuring Dick Johnson on clarinet. Artie selected William Curtis Management of Boston to manage the new band. Dick Johnson fronted the orchestra for 25 years until his retirement in The band now features clarinetist Matt Koza.