The Orchestras

This new section will focus on the many chapters, or orchestras, of the Kenton musical biography. Future chapters include: Artistry in Rhythm, Progressive Jazz, Innovations, etc. They will be added below, on a slow roll out schedule. Stay tuned for updates.

The Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra

Performing only eleven concerts, the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra strove to be a permanent resident Jazz Orchestra, modeled after the symphony orchestra, and dedicated to performing world premieres of contemporary large ensemble composition. Musically the orchestra was hit and miss. Financially it was a disaster. Learn more…