Woody Herman


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United States jazz musician and bandleader (1913-1987)

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They've played the biggest venues in the world with the best bands of the era -- Glenn Miller, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Les Brown, Stan Kenton, Horace Heidt, Tex Beneke, Harry James and the Dorsey brothers.
He also traveled to Los Angeles for studio sessions with Conte Candoli and Frank Rosolino, and went on the road with Woody Herman, in 1956.
Since he started the current 18-piece band in 1986 it has featured some of the world's most famous musicians, including US trumpet superstar Maynard Ferguson, Bobby Shaw (ex-Buddy Rich, Woody Herman and Louis Belson orchestras), Phil Wilson, Teddy Edwards and Herb Geller, West Coast alto sax legend.
Since starting with Bill Monroe in 1949, Vassar played with everyone from the Grateful Dead to Jim and Jesse to Paul McCartney to Woody Herman.
Prior to striking out on his own, Berry was a member of several notable big bands, including those of Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Duke Ellington, and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra.
With 25 tracks, it's simply packed with festive songs from favourite stars, including Bing Crosby's Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Frank Sinatra's White Christmas, Let It Snow by Woody Herman and The Little Christmas Tree by Nat King Cole.
Perhaps when Mr Taylor grows up a little, he might like to listen to Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton.
It is likely that when Woody Herman made this remark, he was expressing the mystification band-leaders claimed was their shared reaction to the women who sang with them, but when Betty Bennett uses it, she blows wide open the whole question of how these women were perceived by the men who employed them.
His role as a trendsetter was firmly established during the mambo's heyday, when his powerful and inventive orchestrations attracted the attention of such jazz artists as Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, and Dizzy Gillespie.
After reaching what seemed to be the high point of his life playing tenor saxophone with the Woody Herman band, Garment found financial success boredom, and depression working at a Wail Street law firm.
John Vanore, producer of both What A Wonderful World and Smile, was a featured trumpet soloist with the Woody Herman Orchestra and has accompanied everyone from Tony Bennett and Sammy Davis, Jr.
Les | Dawson "And Ernie, almost going down on his knees to me, pleading to Mae |West pick him up after a show to Meet his great idol, the American bandleader Woody Herman.
Now on the faculty at the University of North Florida, DelGiudice has played with Ray Charles, John Fedchock, the Woody Herman Big Band, Natalie Cole, Ken Peplowski and the Maria Schneider Orchestra.
He was also a trombonist in the bands of Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Gene Krupa and Charlie Barnet.
He served musical time with Woody Herman and McCoy Tyner in a long list of the genre's elite.