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About Stan Getz
Stan Getz was an American jazz saxophonist, who played the tenor saxophone and is generally recognized for his cool jazz songs.
Stan Getz was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States to his father Al Getz, and his mother Goldie.
His family relocated to New York City during the 'Great Depression' to seek greener pastures. Getz developed a keen interest in playing musical instruments at a tender age. His father bought him his first saxophone at the age of 13 which he played eight hours a day.
Getz came into the limelight in 1940 when he joined Woody Herman's big band. In 1941, he was allowed to become a member of the All-City High School Orchestra of New York City. This opportunity came with free lessons from Simon Kovar, New York's Philharmonic bassoon player.
In 1943, and at age 16, he joined Jack Teagarden's band and was later mentored by him.
Between 1947 and 1949, Getz became a soloist who played with Woody Herman in "The Second Herd" band. After he left "The Second Herd" Getz launched his career as a soloist.
He then recorded the album "Focus", with Eddie Sauter who designed the string backing of the music for him.
Getz won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance for the Soloist or Small Group in 1962.
"The Girl from Ipanema", was awarded a Grammy Award for Record of the Year, for 1964.
He again received a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, for Small Group or Soloist With Small Group category in 1964.
His "I Remember You", won a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Solo Performance in 1991.
Additional facts about Stan Getz
Getz was nicknamed "The Sound" due to his soothing tone.
He was a brilliant student attaining straight A's. He completed sixth grade as second best in his class.
Getz dropped out of school to concentrate on his music career. He was coerced to go back to school by his school's attendance officers.
Getz died of liver cancer. He was cremated with his ashes kept in and later poured from his saxophone case.
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F.A.Q. about Stan Getz
When is his birthday?
Stan Getz's birthday is on February 2, 1927.
In how many days is his birthday?
Stan's birthday is in 5 days
How old was Stan when he died?
He was 64 years old.
When did he die?
He died in June 6, 1991.
How old would he be today?
Stan Getz would be 94 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Stan from?
He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S..
Stan Getz's Popularity
Stan Getz was a famous American saxophonist, who was born on February 2, 1927. As a person born on this date, Stan Getz is listed in our database as the 52nd most popular celebrity for the day (February 2) and the 52nd most popular for the year (1927).
People born on February 2 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Stan Getz is the 1461st most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Stan Getz's birthday, Stan Getz is the 11552nd most famous American and ranks 107th in famous people born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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