All Things Kenton Blog

1956 European Tour

In 1953 Stan had brought with him an undoubtedly A-star cast—Konitz, Sims, Candoli, Rosolino were men on the cutting edge of modern jazz, and June Christy a star in her own right.
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Willis Conover

In early January of 1947 Conover sat down with Stan Kenton at the studios of WWDC radio in Washington DC. Kenton was just about to complete a week with his band at DC’s Capitol Theatre.
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Festival of Jazz

Kenton fan Mike Hodges just made me aware of Sam Noto’s website, along with a great page there on the famous 1954 Stan Kenton Festival of Modern American Jazz tour.
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Remembering the past

During the summer of 1974, just a few months after my high school graduation, I once again attended the Stan Kenton Clinic held at Towson State College, Maryland, for a week of dreams coming true.
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Rare Kenton recording

I was recently looking around on E-Bay and found someone offering a cassette of the Stan Kenton Orchestra, playing a live set at Disneyland on 1 June 1968. This is such an undocumented band that I was curious.
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