Jacques Bouffil (1783-1868) was one of the most significant clarinettists of the 19th century. He studied at the Conservatoire National de Paris, where he was taught by F.X. Lefevre. From 1807 to 1830 he was solo clarinettist in the orchestra of the Opera-Comique. He founded a wind quintet - one of the first examples of this combination. As a composer he committed himself almost excluively to writing for the clarinet. His Clarinet Trios, among his most important works, are published by Editions Billaudot (UK representation: United Music Publishers).