Kenton was a master speaker, whether it was to cheering throngs from the stage, or in one on one interviews. He had a message and he had an eloquence that made everything he said sound like an edict from on high.
This is just a small sampling of the many thousands of interviews that Kenton participated in over his long career. If anyone has additional audio interviews with Kenton, please let me know. It would be great for this page to continue to grow.
Interview with Willis Conover
WWDC Radio Station
Washington DC, 14 January 1947
Interview in Paris, 1953
KBIG Los Angeles, 1964
Blindfold test with Leonard Feather
Interview with Jim Toman
Broadcast in 1971 on KJAZ-FM, Berkley, California.
Kenton was in town for a performance at the Claremont Hotel.
Interview with Bob Foskett
Stan Kenton speaks with Bob Morgan about Bob Graettinger
27 March 1973
Interview with Gerald Wilson and Dennis Smith
27 May 1973
RIAS Berlin, 23 September 1973
Interview with Leigh Kamman
Saint Paul, Minnesota 1977
Kenton announces the break up of his final band
Orange Coast College
Costa Mesa, California
13 August 1978
Interview with Terry Vosbein
At Rugolo’s home in Sherman Oaks, California, Summer 2000