Stan Kenton http://wrti.org en Swing Into Spring on Big Band Jazz: March 30, 7 PM http://wrti.org/post/swing-spring-big-band-jazz-march-30-7-pm <p>Spring songs get the Big Band Jazz treatment this Sunday! Listen to Basie and Kenton, as well as the Diva Jazz Orchestra, and Marty Paich. Grow an hour of Spring Fever this Sunday evening at 7 pm on WRTI.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9BQjwKaNEM&amp;list=RD_9BQjwKaNEM&amp;feature=share</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:41:00 +0000 Bob Craig 7139 at http://wrti.org Swing Into Spring on Big Band Jazz: March 30, 7 PM Pianist, Composer, and Bandleader Stan Kenton's Birthday Celebration on Big Band Jazz http://wrti.org/post/pianist-composer-and-bandleader-stan-kentons-birthday-celebration-big-band-jazz <p><a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/stan-kenton-mn0000743929/biography" target="_blank"><strong>Stan Kenton </strong></a>(December 15, 1911 - August 25, 1979) would have turned 102 on Sunday. And Big Band Jazz pays tribute with an hour of live concert recordings. From the Hollywood Bowl in 1948 to the popular Road Show at Purdue University in 1958 to the European tour in the 197's, it's the Kenton band...live and lively!! <strong>Sunday, December 15, 7 to 8 pm.</strong> Bob Craig is host.</p><p>http://youtu.be/TN9sp6ApX4o</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:26:58 +0000 Bob Craig 6794 at http://wrti.org Pianist, Composer, and Bandleader Stan Kenton's Birthday Celebration on Big Band Jazz A Kenton Birthday Bash: Dec. 16th at 7 pm http://wrti.org/post/kenton-birthday-bash-dec-16th-7-pm <p>We'll&nbsp;remember Stan Kenton's 101st birthday this Sunday with a focus on some of the great soloists with the band.&nbsp; Art Pepper, Bob Cooper, Vido Musso, and Maynard Ferguson were major players. You'll hear them and others on <strong>Big Band Jazz this Sunday evening, 7 to 8 pm.</strong></p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 21:42:05 +0000 Bob Craig 4873 at http://wrti.org A Kenton Birthday Bash: Dec. 16th at 7 pm Big Band Jazz: Viva Kenton! and Cuban Fire on July 29th http://wrti.org/post/big-band-jazz-viva-kenton-and-cuban-fire-july-29th <p>It&#39;s the Latin side of Stan Kenton&#39;s band this <strong>Sunday, June 29th, 7 to 8 pm</strong> on Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig.</p><p>Starting in the mid 1940s with &quot;Tampico&quot; and &quot;Peanut Vendor&quot; and with albums like <em>Cuban Fire</em> and <em>Viva Kenton, </em>this sound became a favorite with his fans.&nbsp; Also featured: a few alumni from the band that went on to form their own groups - guys like Pete Rugolo, Maynard Ferguson, and Bill Holman.</p><p>http://youtu.be/lw-wrARhtOU</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 23:30:47 +0000 Bob Craig 4190 at http://wrti.org Big Band Jazz: Viva Kenton! and Cuban Fire on July 29th Big Band Jazz on July 1st: Big Bands At Newport http://wrti.org/post/big-band-jazz-july-1st-big-bands-newport <p>Join WRTI&#39;s&nbsp;Bob Craig&nbsp;as&nbsp;he revisits some&nbsp;great moments&nbsp;at the Newport Jazz Festival from the &#39;50s and &#39;60s. You&#39;ll hear Stan Kenton, Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie and&nbsp;others from well-known bands.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 01 Jul 2012 15:09:00 +0000 Bob Craig 4072 at http://wrti.org Big Band Jazz on July 1st: Big Bands At Newport