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Paul Pincus

Paul Pincus  Biography

Born in Bayonne on Nov. 21, 1917, he lived in Brooklyn and Long Island, N.Y., before moving to Old Bridge nine years ago.

Mr. Pincus was a clarinetist. He began playing the clarinet at age 9 and attended The Juilliard School, New York City, on a scholarship.

He worked from 1943 to 1960 as a Broadway pit musician, playing in many shows and appearing on a number of original cast albums.

He performed in a number of Ethel Merman shows, including “Call Me Madam,” and “Annie Get Your Gun,” and concluded his Broadway career with “Flower Drum Song.” In the 1950s, Mr. Pincus recorded an album of klezmer music titled “Music for Happy Occasions.”

He became an internationally known klezmer clarinetist and toured with the Epstein Brothers Orchestra and other groups. He instructed younger musicians for a number of years at KlezKamp. In 2002, he toured American and European cities with the Yiddish Radio Project, re-creating Yiddish radio programs from the 1930s and ’40s.

He died October 23, 2005.

11 Songs Performed by Paul Pincus

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Albums by Paul Pincus

Music for Happy Occasions

Music for Happy Occasions

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