Stan Kenton

Biography

Stanley Newcombe Kenton, 15 December 1911, Wichita, Kansas, USA, d. 25 August 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA. After playing piano in various dance bands, including those of Everett Hoagland and Vido Musso, mostly on the west coast, Kenton decided to form his own band in 1941. Although geared partially to the commercial needs of the dancehall circuit of the time, Kenton’s band, which he termed the ‘Artistry In Rhythm’ orchestra, also featured powerful brass section work and... Read more

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jazz
swing
big band
progressive jazz
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