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Stan Kenton (1911–1979)

Stan Kenton is regarded in the history of jazz as one of the pioneers of progressive jazz, with his orchestra and arranger Pete Rugolo. He started leading his own bands in the late 1930s and become famous in the mid-'40s with songs like "Painted Rhytmm", "Intermission Riff" and "Eager Beaver". He was leading his band until his death in 1979. In the... See full bio »

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Album: "Viva Kenton!", 1959.

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Alternate Names:

Stanley Kenton | Stan Kenton and His Orchestra

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Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1982. See more »

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