Bennie Moten

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by Bennie Moten

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Benjamin Moten, 13 November 1894, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 2 April 1935, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. In his youth, Moten gained a substantial reputation in and around his home town as a pianist; by 1920 he had become an established and respected band leader. His unit, originally a small outfit, gradually expanded until it was a big band ready to take advantage of the upsurge in interest in this kind of ensemble. As a pianist and an accomplished arranger, Moten deftly blended New Orleans... Read more

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jazz
big band
piano
swing
piano jazz
jazz piano
kansas city swing
zrp
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