Woody Herman


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United States jazz musician and bandleader (1913-1987)

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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.
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.
The bands will be playing classic charts from those original swing pugilists, the Count Basie, Chick Webb, Lionel Hampton and Woody Herman bands.
He served musical time with Woody Herman and McCoy Tyner in a long list of the genre's elite.
He was inspired by George Van Eps, with whom he recorded four albums, A familiar face on the UK scene with appearances at the North Wales International Jazz Guitar Festival, and at Brecon Jazz Festival with Scott Hamilton, Howard has performed with jazz greats Red Norvo, Ruby Braff and Woody Herman.
His career included spells with Woody Herman and Stan Kenton before embracing be-bop in the 60s and setting up bands with Graham Bond, Michael Garrick and, most famously, Ian Carr with whom his original recordings now command hundreds of pounds in the collector's market.
As well as the big band performing tracks by Woody Herman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller, they will also be joined at the event by the Saint Albans Concert band and the 80-member Gate Community Choir.
Student musicians from Lancaster, Littlerock, Palmdale, Paraclete and Quartz Hill high schools and AVC's jazz ensemble are slated to perform along with well-known jazz musicians who have performed with the likes of John Coltrane, Woody Herman, Sonny Rollins, Chuck Mangione, Doc Severinsen and Frank Sinatra.
Entries include the bands of Chick Webb, Fats Waller, Woody Herman, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Bolden, Gerry Mulligan, Chuck Mangione, and many, many, others, and contain a brief biography of the leader, key events or recordings, and a list of players.