Stan Kenton All Star Big Band
Seventeen piece orchestra
March 17 - 3:00 p.m.
Venice Performing Arts Center
The program includes such well-loved favorites as "Here's That Rainy Day", "September Song", "Over the Rainbow", "Minor Blues", "Artistry in Rhythm" and so many more
Stan Kenton was an American popular music and jazz artist. As a pianist, composer, arranger and band leader, he led an innovative and influential jazz orchestra (1940s through '70s) garnering many successes across several music genres. Though Kenton was to have several pop hits from the early 1940s into the 1960s, much like earlier band lead Paul Whitemen, he categorized his music as forward looking.