Monday, August 25, 2014
Jazz Musician Stan Kenton 1979 Westwood Village Cemetery
Stanley Newcomb "Stan" Kenton (December 15, 1911 – August 25, 1979) was a pianist, composer, and arranger who led an innovative, influential, and often controversial American jazz orchestra. In later years he was active as an educator. He had a skull fracture from a fall in 1977 while on tour in Reading, PA. He entered Midway Hospital on August 17, 1979 after a stroke and later died.
His ashes are scattered in the rose garden at Westwood Village Cemetery accompanied by a plaque.