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Stan Kenton (Pianist) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

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Stan Kenton
Stanley Newcomb Kenton is a famous American jazz and music artist. As a pianist, composer, choreographer and conductor, he has led a creative and influential jazz orchestra for almost four decades. Although Kenton had a number of pop hits from the early 1940s to the 1960s, his music was always expected. Kenton is also a pioneer in the field of jazz education, founding the Stan Kenton Jazz Camp in 1959 at Indiana University.
Birth nameStanley Newcomb Kenton
BornDecember 15, 1911, Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
DiedAugust 25, 1979, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresProgressive jazz, West Coast jazz, swing, orchestral jazz
Occupation(s)Bandleader, musician, composer, arranger
Years active1930–1978
LabelsCapitol, Decca, Creative World
Associated actsMaynard Ferguson, Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan, Nat King Cole, Anita O'Day, Lucky Thompson, June Christy, Chris Connor, Art Pepper, Pete Rugolo

About Stan Kenton

Pianist Stan Kenton was born in Wichita, Kansas, United States on December 15, 1911. He dies at the age of 67, on August 25, 1979.

Leader of a controversial jazz orchestra who helped to establish progressive jazz and the jazz clinic. His Kenton Style was well-known.

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Stan Kenton before becoming famous

Stan Kenton was born in the Zodiac sign Sagittarius (The Centaur/Archer), and 1911 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Pig (豬).

While still in his teens, he performed as a pianist with various big bands. In the mid-1940s, his band and style were dubbed The Wall of Sound, a term that music mogul Phil Spector would later use for his production practices.

Achievement of Stan Kenton

From 1960 to 1963, he experimented with a mellophonium band, which was both adventurous and perilous given how difficult it was to maintain four mellophoniums in tune. Despite this, he received two Grammy Awards for Adventures in Jazz and West Side Story, both of which were the result of his efforts.

Stan Kenton's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

On October 18, 1955, he married Politician Ann Richards, but the couple separated in 1961. Leslie, his daughter, wrote a book called Love Affair in 2010 about her horrific relationship with her father.

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Despite his close friendships with Pianist Count Basie and Duke Ellington and his numerous collaborations with African-American performers, he was frequently accused of racial intolerance.

Stan Kenton Income & Net worth

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Latest information about Stan Kenton updated on March 19 2023.