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Stan Kenton

Stan Kenton

D.O.B.: February 19, 1911 (Wichita, KS)

D.O.D.: August 25, 1979 (Los Angeles, CA)

Cause of Death: Stroke

Location: Westwood Memorial; Rose Garden

Biographical Notes:

Stan Kenton held the distinction of being the most critically praised progressive orchestra leader from the 1940's through the 1970's. From his lush dance orchestras, musically unparalleled "Innovations Orchestra," to his exciting big bands of the Sixties and Seventies. Stan was an energetic figure committed to jazz education

 

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