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Stan Getz

American jazz saxophonist

Stan Getz

American jazz saxophonist
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birthday
2nd
February, 1927
Death
6th
June, 1991
Birth Place
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Birth Sign
aquarius
Biography

Stanley Getz (February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz saxophonist, professionally known as Stan Getz. Playing primarily the tenor saxophone, Getz was known as “The Sound” because of his warm, lyrical tone, with his prime influence being the wispy, mellow timbre of his idol, Lester Young. Coming to prominence in the late 1940s with Woody Herman’s big band, Getz is described by critic Scott Yanow as “one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists”. Getz performed in bebop and cool jazz groups. Influenced by Jo o Gilberto and Ant nio Carlos Jobim, he popularized bossa nova in America with the hit single “The Girl from Ipanema” (1964).

instruments played
saxophone
Tenor
Birth Name

Stanley Getz

Genres

Cool jazz bossa nova bebop

Labels

Verve Prestige

Years Active

1943 1991

Name

Stan Getz

Nationality

United States of America

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