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Kenton, Stanlocked

(15 December 1911–25 August 1979)
  • Anthony J. Agostinelli

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Kenton, Stan (15 December 1911–25 August 1979), jazz musician, was born Stanley Newcomb Kenton in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Thomas Floyd Kenton, a salesman and entrepreneur, and Stella Emily Newcomb, a piano teacher. At age five, Kenton moved with his family to Los Angeles. As a child he studied piano with his mother and in later years with Frank Hurst, a theater organist; Kenton’s early influences were ...

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