Stanley Newcomb Kenton

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Born: 15 December 1911, Wichita, Kansas
Died: 25 August 1979, Hollywood, California

New York Times Obituary

Awards

Grammy – Best Jazz Performance (1961)
Large Group (Instrumental)
West Side Story

Grammy – Best Jazz Performance (1962)
Large Group (Instrumental)
Adventures In Jazz

Downbeat
Hall of Fame (1954)

Best Swing Band (1946
Best Band (1947)
Best Band (1950)
Best Band (1951)
Best Band (1952)
Best Jazz Band (1953)
Best Jazz Band (1954)

Metronome
Band of the Year (1946)
Band of the Year (1947)
Band of the Year (1948)
Band of the Year (1953)
Band of the Year (1954)
Band of the Year (1955)

Playboy Jazz All-Stars
Best Band Leader (1957)
Best Band Leader (1958)
Best Band Leader (1962)

Billboard
Most Promising New Band (1945, 1946)
Favorite Band (1947, 1948)
Best Liked Swing Band (June '46 - June '47)

Look
Top Band (1946)

Links

Purchase original charts from the Stan Kenton Library at Sierra Music Publications

Purchase Concerts in Miniature and Concert Encores on CD from Jerry Haendiges Productions

The Stan Kenton Collection at the University of North Texas

The Los Angeles Jazz Institute is the largest jazz archive and research center on the west coast and one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world

Friends of Big Band Jazz is the home of the Mike Vax Big Band and the Stan Kenton Alumni Band

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