Svend Asmussen on the cover of
the Swedish weekly Se 1945
|Birth name||Svend Harald Christian Asmussen|
28 February 1916|
|Died||7 February 2017(aged 100)|
Svend Asmussen (28 February 1916 – 7 February 2017) was a jazz violinist from Denmark. He was known as "The Fiddling Viking". He played and recorded with many of the greats of Jazz, including Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Stephane Grappelli. He played publicly until 2010 when he had a blood clot, his career having spanned eight decades.
Asmussen died on 7 February 2017, aged 100.
References[change | change source]
- Cook, Richard (2005). Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia. London: Penguin Books. p. 23. ISBN 0-141-00646-3.
- "Den verdensberømte violinist Svend Asmussen er død". Politiken. 7 February 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017.