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Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: February 2, 1927 | Died: June 6, 1991

Beginnings...

Stan Getz was born at St. Vincent's Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Feb. 2, 1927. He had one brother, Robert, who was born on October 30, 1932. His parents had come from the Kiev area in the Ukraine in 1903, tired and fearful of the Pogroms. The Getz family had first settled in West Philadelphia, but moved to New York City after Stan's fraternal uncle told them there were better jobs in New York. They lived first on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and then moved up to the East Bronx.

Stan's father had many jobs, but he wasn't aggressive by nature and was thus often unemployed. Stan's mother was a more demanding person and pushed her first son hard to study. She hoped he would become a doctor or a professor and took extra care of him, setting straight “A” standards for his schoolwork. Stan worked hard in school. During hot Bronx summers, Stan developed a love for swimming at Crotona Park. At this same park, he sold sunflower seeds in two-cent packets that he had purchased in bulk. Stan had his Bar Mitzvah in 1940. Neither Stan nor Robert had much spiritual grounding. Between them, they would have four wives and seven children, none of whom were raised Jewish.

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Music

Featured recording “Quintets: The Clef & Norgran Studio Albums”

Quintets: The Clef & Norgran Studio Albums

Verve Music Group
2011
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    Plays

    Point Entertainment
    2012
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    Jazz Samba / Jazz Samba Encore!

    Point Entertainment
    2012
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    Jazz Samba - Jazz Samba Encore!

    Point Entertainment
    2012
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    Stan Getz At Nalen (Live In The Swedish Harlem)

    Point Entertainment
    2011
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    Stan Getz: Quintets - The Clef and Norgran Studio Albums


    2011
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    The Cool Sound Of Stan Getz

    Point Entertainment
    2011
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    Anthology

    Point Entertainment
    2011
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