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Stan Getz in 1983
|Birth name||Stanley Gayetski|
February 2, 1927|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||June 6, 1991
Malibu, California, U.S.
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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With his granddaughter Katie in 1987 at the Lincoln Center
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