Stan Kenton Biography

American jazz bandleader and pianist.

Played in the dance bands of Vido Musso and Gus Arnheim, his first orchestra "Artistry in Rhythm" was formed in 1941.

Many jazz stars played in his orchestras such as : Art Pepper, Stan Getz, Boots Mussulli, Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Al Porcino, Jack Costanzo, Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank, Shelly Manne, Zoot Sims, Frank Rosolino, Conte Candoli and more.

Born : December 15, 1911 in Wichita, Kansas.

Died : August 25, 1979 in Los Angeles, California.

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