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Stan Getz
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Stan Getz in 1983
Background information
Birth name Stanley Gayetski
Born (1927-02-02)February 2, 1927
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died June 6, 1991(1991-06-06) (aged 64)
Malibu, California, U.S.
Genres
Instruments
  • Tenor saxophone
  • baritone saxophone
Years active 1943–1991
Labels
  • Verve
  • Prestige

Stan Getz (born Stanley Gayetski; February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz saxophonist. Getz was known as "The Sound" because of his warm tone. He became popular during the 1940s with Woody Herman's big band. He was known as "one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists". Getz performed in bebop and cool jazz groups. He was inspired by João Gilberto and Antônio Carlos Jobim. His best known song is "The Girl from Ipanema" (1964).


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