Stan Getz

Born: 
02/02/1927
City: 
Philadelphia
Region: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
USA
Died: 
06/06/1991
Years Active: 
1942-1991
Instruments: 
Sax
Played With: 

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Stan Getz was an American jazz saxophone player. Getz was known as "The Sound" because of his warm, lyrical tone, his prime influence being the wispy, mellow timbre of his idol, Lester Young. Coming to prominence in the late 1940s with Woody Herman's big band, Getz is described by critic Scott Yanow as "one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists". Getz went on to perform in bebop, cool jazz and third stream, but is perhaps best known for popularizing bossa nova, as in the worldwide hit single "The Girl from Ipanema" (1964). His behavioral issues that stemmed from heroin addiction led Zoot Sims to describe him as “a nice bunch of guys.”

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Stan Getz 09/23/1951 Madison Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Erroll Garner / Savannah Churchill 11/09/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erroll Garner / Savannah Churchill 11/10/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erroll Garner / Savannah Churchill 11/11/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erroll Garner / Savannah Churchill 11/12/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erroll Garner / Savannah Churchill 11/13/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erroll Garner / Savannah Churchill 11/14/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Erroll Garner / Savannah Churchill 11/15/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Stan Getz & His Quartet 04/05/1953 Madison Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Festival of Modern American Jazz 11/21/1953 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Norman Granz Presents 10/23/1954 Shubert-Lafayette Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Stan Getz Quintet 11/16/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Stan Getz Quintet 11/17/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Stan Getz Quintet 11/18/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Stan Getz Quintet 11/19/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Stan Getz Quintet 11/20/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Stan Getz Quintet 11/21/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Stan Getz Quintet 11/23/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Stan Getz Quintet 11/24/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Stan Getz Quintet 11/25/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Stan Getz Quintet 11/26/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Stan Getz Quintet 11/27/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Stan Getz Quintet 11/28/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Birdland Stars of '55 02/19/1955 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Stan Getz Sextet 05/03/1955 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA

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