It is used as both an ensemble and solo device. Because it has a historical past that extends back to the 1700s, the clarinet is utilized in conventional as well as modern classical repertoire. The clarinet was a very widely wide-spread tool in jazz from
the 1910s to the 1940s. It was used in New Orleans music, but became extremely popular in the course of the big band era. Names such as Benny Goodman and Woody Herman are still household
names. Duke Ellington used the clarinet a host.