All Things Kenton Blog

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.

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.

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.

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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