Stan Kenton

Born: 
12/15/1911
City: 
Wichita
Region: 
Kansas
Country: 
USA
Died: 
08/25/1979
Years Active: 
1930's-1970's
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Piano
Image Credit: 
William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

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Stanley Newcomb "Stan" Kenton was a pianist, composer and arranger who led an innovative, influential and often controversial American jazz orchestra. In later years he was active as an educator. In June 1941 he formed his own band, which developed into one of the best-known West Coast ensembles of the 1940s. In the mid-1940s, Kenton's band and style became known as "The Wall of Sound", a tag later used by Phil Spector.

Discography

Released: 1950
Released: 1953
Released: 1953
Released: 1953
Released: 1953
Released: 1955

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
6th Annual Briggs Management Club Dance 05/03/1952 Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum Detroit Michigan USA
Stan Kenton 06/06/1952 Edgewater Park Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Stan Kenton 06/07/1952 Edgewater Park Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Stan Kenton 06/08/1952 Edgewater Park Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Stan Kenton 08/18/1952 Madison Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Biggest Show of '52 10/25/1952 IMA Auditorium Flint Michigan USA
The Biggest Show of '52 10/26/1952 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
The Biggest Show of '52 10/27/1952 MSU Auditorium East Lansing Michigan USA
The Biggest Show of '52 10/28/1952 Welsh Auditorium Grand Rapids Michigan USA
Stan Kenton 12/07/1952 Madison Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Stan Kenton 04/12/1953 Madison Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Battle of Jazz 06/08/1953 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Stan Kenton 06/12/1953 Edgewater Park Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Stan Kenton 06/13/1953 Edgewater Park Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Stan Kenton 07/11/1953 Edgewater Park Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
The Festival of Modern American Jazz 11/21/1953 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
The Festival of Modern American Jazz 02/11/1954 Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Festival of Modern American Jazz 02/13/1954 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
The Festival of Modern Jazz 10/30/1954 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
The Festival of Modern Jazz 10/31/1954 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Stan Kenton vs. Count Basie 08/29/1955 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Stan Kenton 10/02/1955 Madison Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Stan Kenton 10/03/1955 Club Gay Haven Dearborn Michigan USA
Stan Kenton 10/04/1955 Club Gay Haven Dearborn Michigan USA
Stan Kenton 10/05/1955 Club Gay Haven Dearborn Michigan USA

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