American pianist, composer, arranger and band leader
Stan Kenton (December 15, 1911 – August 25, 1979) was an American jazz pianist and bandleader from Wichita, Kansas. He worked with many jazz musicians like Zoot Sims, Art Pepper and Stan Getz. He died when he was 67 years old.
|Birth name||Stanley Newcomb Kenton|
|Born||December 15, 1911|
|Origin||Wichita, Kansas, United States|
|Died||August 25, 1979 (aged 67)|
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Genres||West Coast jazz, swing, jazz|
|Occupation(s)||Bandleader, pianist, composer, arranger|
|Labels||Capitol, Decca, Creative World|
|Associated acts||Maynard Ferguson, Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O'Day, June Christy, Chris Connor, Art Pepper, Pete Rugolo, Eddie Safranski|
- Sparke, Michael (2011). Stan Kenton: This Is an Orchestra!. North Texas Lives of Musicians. Denton, Texas: University of North Texas Press. p. 1. ISBN 978-1574413250. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
- Kenton, Leslie (2010). Love Affair. Vermilion (Ebury Publishing). ISBN 978-0312659080.
- Elizabeth Boleman-Herring (February 18, 2012). "Stan Kenton & His Daughter Leslie's 'Love Affair'". The Blog. Huffington Post. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
- Nick Duerden (February 19, 2010). "Leslie Kenton: 'I was angry, but never hated my father'". The Guardian. Retrieved May 22, 2014.