This influential big band leader known for innovation, education and experimentation was a respected pianist as well as composer and arranger. Item #47269
IPS, 8" X 10", n.p., n.y.Near fine. Handsome half-length portrait of a smiling young Kenton in suit and tie seated at a piano, inscribed huge and bold in blue ink: "For Leo -- / Good luck to you, / Stan Kenton." (Note penned on verso in another hand indicates this was signed at the Coliseum Ballroom in Davenport, Iowa on 24 May 1946.) A choice example.