Stan Getz

Genres: Classic Exploitation Comedy Dance Jazz Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Television
Descriptive "tags": jazz bossa nova saxophone latin jazz Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 February 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 6 June 1991, Malibu, California, USA. Getz played several reed instruments as a child, especially the alto saxophone, but he finally chose the tenor saxophone and by the age of 15 was playing professionally. Within a year he had made his first records, playing with Jack Teagarden, who became, technically at least, Getz’s guardian so that the youngster could go on the road with the band. The following year Getz worked with Stan Kenton, then with the bands of Jimmy Dorsey and Benny Goodman. Although he had already attracted attention in jazz circles during these tenures and through record sessions under his own name, it was as a member of Woody Herman’s ‘Four Brothers’ band in 1947 that he became an internationally recognized name. He was with Herman for about two years and then, during the 50s, he began leading a small group on a semi-regular basis. Spells with Kenton and Jazz At The...

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