1930 to 1970
December 15, 1911 in Wichita
August 25, 1979
Los Angeles, California, United States
Stanley Newcomb "Stan" Kenton (December 15, 1911 – August 25, 1979) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger who led an innovative, influential, and often controversial progressive jazz orchestra. In later years he was active as an educator.