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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 December 1911Wichita, Kansas, USA
Date of Death 25 August 1979Los Angeles, California, USA  (stroke)
Birth NameStanley Newcomb Kenton

Mini Bio (2)

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 1970s he started his own record company, Creative Sounds, after finishing his contract with Capitol Records in the late 1960s.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Eric Nesich (christyjazz45)

Composer ("Artistry in Rhythm"), conductor, pianist and teacher, educated at Bell High School in Los Angeles, California and a music student of Charles Dalmores. He was a pianist in night clubs and dance orchestras, and assistant music director for Earl Carroll's Theatre Restaurant. In 1941 he organized his own orchestra, which he reorganized in 1947, and thereafter gave many concerts, appeared in theatres, and made many records. He conducted a number of concerts for the Cincinnati Park Association beginning in 1956, then founded the Kenton Workshop for teenage musicians at Indiana University in 1959, and conducted similar workshops at Michigan State University and Southern Methodist University. In 1964 he organized the Neophonic Orchestra, and was the founder and president of the International Academy of Contemporary Music. Joining ASCAP in 1946, his other popular-song and instrumental compositions include "Eager Beaver", "And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine", "Intermission Riff", "Southern Scandal", "Concerto for Doghouse", "Opus in Pastels", "Concerto to End All Concertos", "Painted Rhythm", and "Artistry Jumps".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Hup234!

Spouse (1)

Ann Richards (18 October 1955 - 1961) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (3)

Orchestra leader, specializing in jazz.
Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1982.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6340 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

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