STAN KENTON LEGACY ORCHESTRA

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When Kenton died in 1979, his will prohibited the establishment of a “ghost band,” an industry term for bands that typically only play a deceased leader’s golden oldies. Leslie Kenton, Stan’s eldest daughter, who represents her father’s interest, has given her support to the band and the name change. She has also expressed her full approval of director Mike Vax’s work and that of The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra.

While they perform some of the well - known music of the Stan Kenton Orchestra, the band honors Kenton’s insistence on not just performing “the old hits,” which Kenton often referred to as “nostalgia type music.” Director Mike Vax, for mer lead trumpeter and road manager with Kenton, said, “We have an entire library of fresh new material written in the Kenton style, as well as original material written by members of the current Band. We are not trying to be the Stan Kenton
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